Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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Welcome back James. I kind of missed your frequently thought-provoking questions.
I would suggest that you look for a self-rescuing design, by which I mean a boat with adequate floatation tanks near the rail that it will float high out of the water and can be righted and will drain if swamped. A properly configured Wayfarer isn't a bad choice. Some other options that come to mind might include the Jet 14, Flying Jr., Pearson Lark 14, the Explorer 14, and perhaps the Oday Daysailer (a little outside your weight range).