question for those who know how to sail
Actually, I have to disagree with the above statement about prep time. Having owned and sailed boats of a wide range of sizes, I find that boats that are large enough to keep their sails rigged are by far easier to get underway quickly. My current 28 footer takes around 5 to 7 minutes from the time I step aboard to the time I shove off with all sails rigged and covers off(I know because I have to time this to catch the bridges on the half hour.) My dinghies and small trailerables always took much longer to get underway, even when I stored the boats with their masts in place.