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Your input on my next boat

We have a Tanzer 22 centerboard model that we truly enjoy. Our need for amenities is minimal, and outweighed by our need to have a simple inexpensive easily maintained setup. Our water is in a 5 gallon jug, cook on propane Coleman, and food in a cooler. No need for a head- having two dogs on board means twice a day access to shore. The more regular needs are met by a little yellow bucket.

We both have extensive experience in small tents in adverse conditions, so a boat cabin is pretty luxurious.

We overnight and do multi-day trips more often than we daysail. We frequently sleep on the hook, and having a 2 foot draft with cb up helps deal with our 10 foot tides. We often anchor amongst moored boats.

The ideal next boat should have the following attributes that we have grown to appreciate:

• Affordable. I’d rather sail something I can afford, than work more to pay for something I have no time to sail.
• Large cockpit.
• Sails well. Light wind performance is important.
• Minimal draft- swing keel or centerboard helpful.
• Simple
• A useable v-berth
• Reasonably trailerable with a standard full size truck.
• Tiller steering
• Outboard power



Things we want:

• More space
• Standing headroom- or close

If I remember, there are a couple one design boats made to be trailered. Maybe there are some other boats that meet these criteria. We are not actively in the market, but I like to keep my eye out.

Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.
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Where are you? East coast? west coast/puget sound?

Melges 24, Laser SB3 might give you the fun, but not the overnight part. SOme like Moore 24's for doing what you are talking about.

But if you want head room, you will end up with at least 25-30' of boat, which gets rather rully trying to trailer per say. It can be done, but.........

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Compared to the 22 you currently sail, you'll think you landed in the lap of luxury on a Catalina 25 swing keel.
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Tanzer 7.5

Tanzer 26.

Decent headroom, not bad in light winds, good sized cockpit, great sized cabin, The T-26 has slightly more headroom than the T-7.5.
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Hi..

I would honestly love to see pictures of your current set up on your vessel, interior and exterior. As far as a recommendation, the smaller O'Day sailing vessels sound like your speed. Fairly inexpensive too.
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REDLINE 25 CENTERBOARD (c&c)
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Doubt he would want to pay 60,000 for a Telstar when his Tanzer runs about 6000 with a trailer.

He is probably best of staying with what he has untill he is willing to go beyond trailer sailors. Tanzer 22 is a good boat but I would prefer the fixed fin keel. The center board is easier to trailer and launch and navigate skinny water though.
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S2 7.9? Lift keel, outboard, trailerable, sails well.
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S2 7.9? Lift keel, outboard, trailerable, sails well.
That's kind of what I am thinking of.

The Telstar looks nice, exept for the extra 0 on the price tag.
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