Re: J24 s2 or what
Thanks for the input thus far. I mentioned s2 and j24 because they are both considered performance but on different sides of the continuum. i will be happy with anything in between. I really dont want to be off the waterl for two more years and am willing to throw away a few dollars while saving/looking/waiting for our cruising boat.
The idea of another small boat came to us sitting under the kemah bridge having lunch when my wife said we should clean up the old Force 5. I said Im too old for that crap as its too small and i hurt just thinking about it. She said "do they make a bigger Force 5" ...and here we are. I think it would be great to get the handling skills back up.
other boats on the long list are Olson 25, Moore24, SJ24, Kirby25,Martin 242,Precision 23, and Beneteau 235 and others mentioned in the above post.
I have a few others but want to narrow it down based on local availability. access to parts etc, so the list will shrink fast.
any other suggestions and input would be great.