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[QUOTE=Faster;702776]Have you considered a Wayfarer? Famous British one-design - made somewhat famous by someone who's name escapes me at the moment - they did some extensive cruising in one. Designed by Ian Proctor, available in several renditions from wood to FRP. Should be plenty available in 'merry old'.."

I had a Wayfarer for a while and recently sold it, to buy a keelboat. They are great boats, very seaworthy for a centreboard dinghy. There you have it though, it's still a centreboard dinghy, reliant on crew weight not ballast to stabilise it. So reckon on, and plan for, everyone taking a swim at some point. Having said that, mine never came close to capsizing.

If it was me, I'd look for a slightly larger ballasted daysailer.

The name you were looking for is Frank Dye, aka "The madman of the North Sea". I just re-read his book, Ocean Crossing Wayfarer. Another good one is "The biggest boat I could afford" by Lee Hughes.
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