Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Gloucester, MA
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There are many mariners out there doing coastal sailing and they are suited just fine to it. Very few of the ones that I have seen or sailed on have been set up for reefing so you would probably need to do that if it tends to be windy. They are not the fastest boat in a chop but they still move along just fine although they are a bit wet.
I believe that there were both centerboard and keel models and you would probably want to look for a keel model.