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Water Ballast

Are any of these water ballast trailer sailors worth a hoot???

Some say they are okay but don't point well, some say stay away at all costs...

If you wanted to learn to sail in protected waters, ie.. worst case being San Juan Islands, otherwise lake sailing...

You don't own a diesel truck to haul the 4550Lb+ Catalina 25 (+ = trailer and all your stuff maybe another 1500Lbs...

Would you go for a water ballast boat so you can sail with a family of 4??
If so, which manufacturer would you lean toward?

Or would you go for a much lighter displacement boat in the 25ft range?

Thanks for all the input!
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