Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lisle, NY
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What's the Best Trailer Sailer Value?
I sail on a 3 mile lake and a 35 mile lake in upstate NY. I'm selling my beloved vintage Flying Scot hull #255 for a new experience in overnight sailing. My priorities include: Under $6k, at least 6 knots, Swing or Shoal Keel, Trailer Sailer, Solo Rigging and Sailing, Used, but well kept, Minimal Maintenance.
I'm considering the following 20-23'ers: Catalina, Precision, Starwind, Aquarius, Seaward, Rhodes, Sirius, Chrysler, Paceship, San Juan, Buccaneer, North American, or the lighter weight: Santana, Spindrift, Venture, US, Merit, Ensenada or Balboa, Freedom, Nimble, Compac. I'd consider the Kells 23 if I could find one -- only 200 built.
Does anyone have any thoughts or experiences that may help me make the right choice? (Please include any known common design flaws with any of the above.) Thanks for your help. -- Dean