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post #17 of Old 10-28-2009
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Originally Posted by jagatnepal View Post
Hey.....thanks everyone for info and thoughts...
Here's a list of what is available locally with a trailer included.
Feel free to comment
O'Day 22, Chrysler 22, Columbia 22, Luger Tradewind 26, Venture 22, Cat.Capri 22', Lancer 28', S2 24', Tanzer 22 Balboa 21

What sort of keel on the Tanzer 22, any idea? It certainly meets your stoutness criterion: 3200 lbs for a 22 foot boat, half of that as ballast! Yet its hull form is easily driven. It's a quick boat when the breeze is up. But that is a problem with the T22 -- it is so heavy, it might struggle in your light summer winds. I'd want a 300 sqft nylon drifter on that puppy. You'll need a butch truck to tow it; prolly over 5000# on the trailer. Likewise on the Balboa 21: robust, but heavy & undercanvassed. T22's a better sailer.

You really have a fascinating set of requirements, & I'm interested to see what boats people come up with. Your needs aren't mutually exclusive per se, but they do stretch out in divergent ways. For example, PNW suggests deep keel; but you want easy trailering. You need a boat that is good in light air, but one that can take the storms and swells you will encounter. This is a fun challenge. What about a ComPac 23? Sturdy, sits low on a trailer (shoal keel), classic looks. Slower than heck, but who's in a hurry? Not common in the PNW, however.

Buccaneer18, Grainnia
SJ21, Diarmuid
Albin Ballad 30, Fionn
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