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post #18 of Old 01-31-2013
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Re: Recommend for trailer sailer with a real head?

US 25 also had the option of a storage tank head... fully enclosed.
US Yacht 25 b photo - Jeff Gegner photos at pbase.com

Capri 26 does as well, but it's large for a trailerable.

denverd0n Is 100% correct, larger boats are a bear to rig/derig quickly. However, I find it's not really the length of the boat, as much as it is the depth of the keel! Once in the water, rigging a 25 footer, or a 20 footer is really very similar, and the same amount of work if you can find an easy way to raise the mast... I have raised the mast and lowered it myself with a proper A-Frame configuration... NO I would NOT want to do it for a day sail, but a long weekend? Sure! The real bear is getting the boat launched with a 4 foot keel. I am working on making that easier using a strap launch method, that seems to work well for others.

But hey, if an enclosed head gets you where you want, go for it.

1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
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