advice on centerboard boats - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 11-09-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hatbor, PA
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
advice on centerboard boats

Hello, I am currently sailling a 19' O'Day Mariner, "Yes" on the Upper Chesapeake with a friend. We are thinking that something a tad larger would be more comfortable for weekends and weeks on the water. It would be nice to be able to sit up belowdecks. We have free dockage but the boat must be able to sit on the bottom at very low tide and be trailer kept. Any suggestions? Thinking of a 22' Catalina. Does anyone know of the Precision 23' centerboard. It will be a Chesapeake boat. Fixed keel will just not work. Thanks for any suggestions.
Hoyden is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 11-09-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 17
Try a Catalina 25 with centerboard. Lots available and more suited to your goals than a C22.

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 4 Old 11-10-2008
Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Delirious's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 415
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Precision 23 is a fine sailing boat but you'd snap or bury the rudder to "beach" it with the tide. It also has a bit of a shoal keel and likely could not balance itself on that without careful dock-line management. --- I take part of that back - the P-23 has a kick up rudder so as long as you remember to lift that it will be protected.

A Nimble 20 could sit flat (it has a sharpie rudder no deeper than the skeg, as does the Nimble 24. A boat with a number of sailing faults but very versitile in thin waters. We had both and trailer-sailed them all over the Eastern Shore from Havre de Grace to Crisfield.

There are several English designs with bilge-keels that are designed to settle dry in high-tidal areas,; but you pay a price with added drag of a second keel.

Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive - R.L. Stevenson

I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau

Last edited by Delirious; 11-10-2008 at 12:08 AM.
Delirious is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 4 Old 11-10-2008
Telstar 28
sailingdog's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 16
One thing to be aware of... most bottom paints will not protect the hull from growth if they are buried in mud... so you'll probably have to scrub the bottom on a regular basis.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

óCpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a quality 27-30ft boat ntostenr Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-02-2010 07:34 AM
High Tech vs traditional-Comments? Pangaea General Discussion (sailing related) 38 08-07-2007 01:07 AM
buying first boat jerrycooper14 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-23-2002 02:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome