Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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Allied seawind II
I guess I need to ask, where will you be sailing? Boats like the Seawind are nearly useless as sailboats in many popular light to moderate wind sailing venues.
I have always thought that the original Seawind was better constructed and more suited for offshore cruising. The Seawinds were derived from the H-28 and there are a whole range of L Francis Herreshoff designed H-28 derived designs out there such as the Seaworks 30, Cheoy Lee Bermuda 30 and Offshore 30 and 32 ketches.
My favorite default cruiser fitting your description would be the Pearson 323, which should be a much better boat all around than either of the Seawinds. Another really good option would be the Ericson Independence 31. Another reasonable choice might be the Halsey Herreshoff designed Bristol 30.