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Trying this again
I have limited knowledge of both boats, but will offer my general observations.
I have seen some Precision boats in the 20-25'' range, and they seem to sail reasonably well. They strike me as being designed primarily for inland lake, bay and close-in coastal sailing.
I have also seen a Freedom 21 and 25. Freedoms are really good at sailing off the wind and they are extraordinarily easy to single-hand, but they generally do not sail well to windward. Sometimes a small headsail is rigged on them, to help them sail to windward. Freedoms are somewhat expensive, and I have always heard that they are reasonably well constructed. Freedoms come in sizes ranging up into the over 40 foot categories, and the bigger ones were touted by their builder to be blue water capable. Personally, I wouldn''t know.
That''s about all I can tell you.