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small pocket cruiser with shallow draft and low freeboard

i just bought a small house on a navigable canal. the waters are very shallow (2') and there is a bridge with only a 7' clearance between me and open waters.

I would like to get a small (15-20') pocket cruiser that i can motor under the bridge and then easily raise the mast. Is this even a possibility?

my sailing experience is pretty much limited to catamarans and windsurfers so I appreciate any help i can get.

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As well, I'd like to have a mast that is easier to raise and lower while afloat.
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Thanks!
the sea pearl looks like a great option. now I just need to find one used.
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Some of the small cat-rigged Compacs might fit the bill as well, and unlike the Sea Pearls, have a real cabin.

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Dont overlook...

The Venture 17. I bought one 2 months ago for $400 w/trailer, and it takes me all of 2 minutes to get the mast up, less if I leave it bolted to the tabernacle.
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If you have an aptitude for building it yourself, this one would work well in your area. I've seen the mast raised and lowered and it is a simple matter of pushing it up or dropping it by hand. It takes about a minute.

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Most of the MacGregor models have retracting centerboards/daggerboards and rudders along with easy to operate winches for mast raising. They can easily be underway in 2' of water. The 7' of clearance is going to be an issue no matter what you get, that is not much room, even for a Macgregor, but it is doable with the mast laying right down on the cabin top. You may even have to duck your head.
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I have a Siren 17 swing keel 'microcruiser'. It would take very little effort to rig the mast to lower enough to go below your 7' clearance. I step the mast by myself when necessary. You'd just need to install a taller mast base to allow the mast to swivel about a foot above the deck.
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Thought about one of these? It's Catboat..........there are a few manufacturers around. Marshall comes to mind....Menger....
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