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Trailerable (easily)
I have a Jeep Cherokee that is rated at 5000#/500# tounge weight
Sleep atleast two comfortably
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under 4' draft (prefer under 3')
parts easy(er) to find
I DO NOT want a swing keel or water balast
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jon,

My recommendation for trailerables are the S2s they seem the best built and designed of that class of boat. See http://members.aol.com/s2owners/s2home.htm. They are very common in the mid-West, the 7.9 might be a good fit for you http://sailingsource.com/s279/ . They aren't cheap. but you will get what you pay for and will not be disappointed. The 7.9 has a lifting keel, which you will need if you want to get any kind of upwind performance out of a boat drawing under 4'. I see both the fixed keel and lifting keel models in coastal use on the East Coast.

Look around and ask around, especially in the area race fleets. and I think you'll find the S2 has a special pedigree.
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The problem with the 7.9 is that the traveler is right there inthe way. I'm not looking for a racing boat, I want a decent weekender/cruiser. I like the idea of the 250. I will look around and see what I can find.

edit- Also it seems like the 250 has the main sheet hardware (not sure of the correct term) mounted at the front of the cockpit, that right there seems like it would really be in the way and will take the boat out of the running fairly quick.

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what do you think about the older Catalina (80s and 90s) 25 and 26 models. I was also looking at the Lancer 28, haven't heard much about it but it only draws 3' and the interior isn't bad. (I would probably rip out the port side seat and put in a nav table)

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I think I'm going to have to sell the Jeep and get a truck, I WANT A BIGGER BOAT!
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It looks like you are in Ohio, so Ontario is not a long way for you to drive. Check out http:www.boatforsale.net Click on the classifieds section and then go into the 'Sail 20 to 29' file. There are several C&C 24's and 25's there that are exactly what you are looking for ie:

C&C 24 Niagara 1977
Five sails. Selox trailer. OMC Saildrive. VHF, CB, depth sounder, compass, knot meter, masthead light, Danforth anchor, life line, custom cabinets, new cockpit cushions. Lying Niagara-on-the-Lake. Excellent condition, a must see. Winter storage included.
` $9,000 obo
(905) 682-9939 anytime
(905) 988-0270 anytime


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C&C 25 1976
Great family boat. Sleeps four. Inboard diesel. Spinnaker, highway trailer, new Windex, new compass, storm jib. Danforth with chain. Charts of Lake Ontario. New flares. Niagara-on-the-Lake. REDUCED:
CDN $9,500
(905) 468-3602 day
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Look at Beneteaus

I was searching for a trailerable and really liked the Beneteau 235. Four foot draft, smartly laid out interior, fast. About $12-15,000.
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Check a C&C 24/25/26
They are out there in your price range, even after you price in a new trailer.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=14104&url=
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It looks like you are in Ohio, so Ontario is not a long way for you to drive. Check out http:www.boatforsale.net Click on the classifieds section and then go into the 'Sail 20 to 29' file. There are several C&C 24's and 25's there that are exactly what you are looking for ie:

C&C 24 Niagara 1977
Five sails. Selox trailer. OMC Saildrive. VHF, CB, depth sounder, compass, knot meter, masthead light, Danforth anchor, life line, custom cabinets, new cockpit cushions. Lying Niagara-on-the-Lake. Excellent condition, a must see. Winter storage included.
` $9,000 obo
(905) 682-9939 anytime
(905) 988-0270 anytime


or (my personal Favorite)


C&C 25 1976
Great family boat. Sleeps four. Inboard diesel. Spinnaker, highway trailer, new Windex, new compass, storm jib. Danforth with chain. Charts of Lake Ontario. New flares. Niagara-on-the-Lake. REDUCED:
CDN $9,500
(905) 468-3602 day
E-mail: ross.midgley@sympatico.ca


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those dont look bad at all, i wonder how hard it would be to register in the states
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I think I'm going to have to sell the Jeep and get a truck, I WANT A BIGGER BOAT!
I ran thru the same process. I hate people telling me what I should do so I will tell you what I did - YMMV

When I initially purchased my AMI 7.0 it was purchased because I could tow it with my existing truck. A 96 Ford Ranger which has about the same capacity as your jeep.

During the prep for the third season of use - my wife made a comment something to the effect of "if you want me to come with you more often, we need more space inside" Thus was launched (quickly, I might add - before she could change her mind ) The search that ended with the purchase of our Grampian 26.

I had to buy a trailer and a truck to pull it. The trailer has 10K capacity and the truck is rated for 10K also. Boat plus trailer weigh in between 7.5 and 8K, depending on what is in the boat.

The boat is stored behind my house during the winter thus saving the expense of marina storage - break-even on the trailer cost vs marina storage is right at 4 years. Plus the boat is right where I/we can see/touch/work on her ('tis a family + friends project - but that's another story)

If I were to do it again - I would go right for the larger boat - Let's call it a MAX trailerable concept. What sailboats will fit? Any under the max trailer width of 8' 6". This includes the CD25/27, Alberg 30, is 3 inches over at 8'9" beam - but you could be sneaky, The Triton 28 is a good one. There are probably more that would fit - the more recent racer inspired boats with beams between 8.5 and 9.5 feet or so would work also - but a permit would be needed to move it over the road. (Here in Indiana an over width permit for over 8.5 but under 10 feet costs $10.00 - Just need to put the wide load signs on and go - no escorts needed - YMMV by state.)

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Any under the max trailer width of 8' 6". This includes the CD25/27, Alberg 30, is 3 inches over at 8'9" beam - but you could be sneaky, The Triton 28 is a good one. There are probably more that would fit - the more recent racer inspired boats with beams between 8.5 and 9.5 feet or so would work also - but a permit would be needed to move it over the road. (Here in Indiana an over width permit for over 8.5 but under 10 feet costs $10.00 - Just need to put the wide load signs on and go - no escorts needed - YMMV by state.)

Choose well Pilgrim.
Thats interesting, I haven't heard that before. I have a friend with a 28' Formula (really big freaking boat for the length) I will see if he has to get anything special to drive it around.

Did you have a trailer that fit it perfect or was it a flat bed with a cradle?
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