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I need advise before I take the plunge. I am a beginning sailor, would keep my boat in the drive, need a low trailer profile for easy launch and retrieve, singlehand-able, weekend-able, easy to rig. For lake sailing and possibly Superior and the Apostles (after a good deal of practice). I have a 1 ton Pick-up so weight isn't an issue. I have enjoyed a good turn of speed and pointing ability and ( I must confess) like to heel.
I've got a long list of candidates but have no idea which are quality boats and which are not. I'm drawn to the S2s. Did they make a retractable keel? The Rhodes 22 sounds interesting. And the Balboa 26. Catalina 22 always comes up. It is bewildering.