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Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

I've been searching over the past 2 years to find the "perfect" sailboat for me (given that I live in MO and want something that can be trailered to lakes in the Midwest):
- total weight with trailer less than 3000
- easy to rig (less than 30 minutes)
- a cockpit that is at least 7' so there is room comfortably for 4 adults (day sailing)
- cabin that is comfortable for 2 adults (weekend adventures)
- relatively new

I've looked at Precision 21, Compac Eclipse, Catalina/Capri 22s and each seems to miss on one of the criteria. Am I missing something or are there other alternatives?

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Take a look at the West Wight Potter 19 or Sanibel 18.
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I have a Catalina Capri 18 with a trailer. I think it would be possible to raise the mast and launch it in your time limit, if you had two people that had a little experience with it.
Mine is a 1987, but they make a newer version with a different keel. They seem to be well made and inexpensive. I think I have more fun per pound than any boat on the lake. I would not want to sell mine.
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Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

Something like a hunter daysailer might work for your criteria.

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My Cat 22 is a bitch to rig. After 2 years I can probably rig and launchwith a helper in 45 hard minutes. However, there is a tremendous difference between my boat and Hunter 18 daysailer

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I've been searching over the past 2 years to find the "perfect" sailboat for me (given that I live in MO and want something that can be trailered to lakes in the Midwest):
- total weight with trailer less than 3000
- easy to rig (less than 30 minutes)
- a cockpit that is at least 7' so there is room comfortably for 4 adults (day sailing)
- cabin that is comfortable for 2 adults (weekend adventures)
- relatively new

I've looked at Precision 21, Compac Eclipse, Catalina/Capri 22s and each seems to miss on one of the criteria. Am I missing something or are there other alternatives?

Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Thanks,
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Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

MacGregor 26D or 26S.
The cockpit is almost 7' and it's lighter than most of the boats recommended so far. It is easy to rig by your self. Fast.
I haven't tried yet but I bet you can load it on the trailer your self too.
Great sailing boat. Tender enough to keep you on your toes but won't fall over.
Sleeps 5 adults and one child.
I think it is the perfect boat for anyone that wants to take advantage of different water.
Look here; MACGREGOR 26D sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
It's light enough to pull with a mini van... If your into mini vans.
Boat and trailer 2250lb. Plus the stuff you add.
Check in at the macgregorowners.com site and ask some questions.
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Take a look at the West Wight Potter 19 or Sanibel 18.
Thanks .. I hadn't looked at those. I also saw the Voyager 20 on their www site. Another interesting possibility. For all three I can't seem to find any specs on the cockpit length - apart from calling the manufacturer .. anybody know where to find that information?
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west wight potter specs:
WEST WIGHT POTTER 19 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

sanibel 18- cute boat!
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=33

no info on cockpit length, though.

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