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New trailerable boat

I will be buying a trailerable boat within the next year for my family of five to enjoy. Choices are limited due to the fact I need a large boat for five. So I am going to be looking to compare the Catalina 250, the Precision 23 and maybe a Seaward. Hunter might even be back in the game by then. Anyhow, I am just looking for expieriences, good and bad with these companies. Thanks
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I belong to an Association of Trailer Sailors. At our meetings, the kind of boats we trailer are a constant topic of compare and contrast, related to performance and to their quirks. The short reply, subject to the condition of the boat, the upkeep of the trailer, and the towing ability of your family car, is that the most cavernous are the waterballasted Hunters--also lightest for their size, and the Catalinas have a following because they sail pretty well and you can get along with them. We have other lesser known boats in our group, can''t comment on Precisions. so if you need to get the whole family out on the water, the very plain but very big interior of a Hunter may be your better choice.
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New trailerable boat

Wobegone

My advice is to look at the S 2''s. Even though you''ll be buying an older boat, if you get a cherry version for the same money you''d pay for one of the newer boats you''ve mentioend, you''ll end up with twice the boat. And get a lot more of your money back when you sell it...

yoou can find info at
http://www.sail-s2.org/
if interested.


Good luck.
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