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post #10 of Old 01-12-2010
Waltthesalt
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It depends on a number of things. The Mc Gregor was aimed at the most boat for the buck..They made thier own fittings... functional but not the industry standard. A trailer-sailer is great as you avoid marina costs, can do the maintenence in your back yard, and it lets you go to sailing areas at 60 mph. The downside is they'll not give you as much stabilty as a keel boat. If you're going into waters where you can expect fairly heavy seas or high winds you may be be less comfortable in a trailer sailer. I've found that you learn to sail more quickly in a smaller boat. Annother consideration is whether or not there's a local class organiations for the boat. A strong class organiation means a lot of support, advice and group sailing adventures that are invaluable to those new to sailing.
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