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Old 05-24-2006
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HELP Narrowing my search; 18-21' fun,fast,stable...

Noobie here looking for a little advice from some experienced folks. My Girl and I just finished a Cruise Aboard Live and Learn basic to bareboat (I certified, she didn't) and we are now looking for a boat to use on small lakes here in Kansas. During our trip we learned that living aboard is just not for us, and so that has helped us narrow our search to what types of boat we would like; a working head, shower and galley are NOT important considerations, and for maintenance I'm of the opinion the less the better/easier (less stuff that breaks means less to fix). We WOULD like to have a small area to get out of the sun, maybe do an overnight or two, and just someplace to relax.
This puts us in the area of 'trailer sailor' and that's fine with us. But I don't know much about different models, hulls, etc and would like to know what 'easy pointing' boats there are that might fit the criteria we have-

18-21' feet
easy pointing/'quick' ( I know this is very subjective)
space below deck (cabin)
able to be single handed
outboard motor capable

Any input would be great; I'm not willing to travel great lenghts to pick something up so I'm limited to choices here in the Midwest; but not real sure what the best boats for this criteria would be.

Thanks Everyone!
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For trailerables I'm a big fan of S2 yachts, the S2 6.9 ( would fill you bill very well and there should be a supply of boats around the mid-west. These are well constructed and nicely designed boats with a strong following amongst competitive racers. As you get more expereinced you are not likely to decide the boat no longer fits your expectations, as often happens wioth first time owners.

good luck.
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