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Marc,

Re: Santana20, you are most correct that a weekend with 4 on a S20 would be rather close quarters. I read the OP's mission as more day Sailng orientated rather than weekending.

If he is interested in a inexpensive boat that could be occasionally weekended - the Santana 525 might be a good choice.
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You might take a look at a Hunter 25 of early 80s design. I believe it was Cherubini design. The guy next to me on the dock had a brand new one and I was quite impressed with it as a pocket cruiser. I took him out on it in quite a blow one weekend, double reef in the main, and a reef in jib (never saw a reefable jib before) and it handled beautifully.

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Thanks for the replys... it really helps.

I'm hoping to sail the Catalina 250 this week.
I'd prefer a fixed keel/swing without the water balast.
We just have to get a boat in the slip this month.... some time left.
I know my last two Hobies picked me and I hope a nice sloop is out there looking for an owner.

I am keeping the Hobies for my testosterone needs and the kids love hiking out.


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Just sold my Pearson 26, I know I am going to miss it, was just time for a 30 ft. boat.
They are a great sailing boat, stiff for their size and the price fits well in your range.
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The Hunter 26/260 is a roomy boat as well, for the size.
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