ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
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S2 makes/made the only quality trailerable boats, fortunately for you they are very popular and common in th emid-west. The 7.9 is particularly sweet:
S2 7.9 Class web page
The boats you mentioned are typical first-time-buyer boats, you can use one to develop some knowledge and then move onto a quality boat like an S2, or you can skip the training boat.
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