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No. I have a nice 26'er now. I just wanted to see how small I could go and preserve the features I enjoy with my 26'er. I like, small simple boats.
I think it might surprise a lot of people that someone who designed the "dream big boat" for so many people chooses to sail a smaller boat.

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I think our boat qualifies as a micro-cruiser - 24'10" overall, 23.5' on deck. She's wood and has a beam under 7' so not very spacious inside. The PO used to cruise with his wife on Lake Ontario, but we have just daysailed so far. I think any cruising we do with all the kids is gonna be from B&B to B&B...not that I have any problem with that...
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Here is a trip blog of a couple of nuts sailing a Compac 16' across the Bay of Florida/Everglades: Adventure Vista - A View Into Our World of Adventure
Some of these little boats go long distances.
The Montgomerys cost more then my 27 footer did.
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Now that's micro. Sheese, my previous Coronado 25 is too big for this thread. Still, I totally identify with the OP's sentiments-

Cheaper, easy to handle, can squeak into shallow, narrow places. I'm actually looking forward to trying out my Hobie 16 this summer, and running it up onto the beach.
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In the 80s Webb Chiles did some major passages (nearly a circumnav) in an OPEN 18 footer.. Drascombe Lugger



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Between 1978 and 1984, Webb Chiles sailed round most of the world in his Luggers Chidiock Tichborne I and Chidiock Tichborne II.[16][17] Starting in California in Chidiock I, he crossed the Pacific, then the Indian Ocean, before heading into the Red Sea. Near Vanuatu during the Pacific crossing, the boat capsized during bad weather, then drifted for two weeks while he was unable to bail his flooded boat. After becoming damaged, Chidiock I was seized by the Saudi Arabian authorities when Chiles was arrested on suspicion of being a spy. Chiles had a new Lugger, Chiddiock II, shipped to him in Egypt. This he sailed south to cross his previous track and then through the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea out into the Atlantic to La Palma in the Canary Islands. Leaving the boat briefly to visit Tenerife, he returned to find that she had capsized at her mooring in a storm. Finding that he had lost a lot of gear, Chiles decided to end his attempt at circumnavigating in an open boat.
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Hmmm capsized at a mooring? Thats when you know it's TOO small.
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faster hows bigs that boat you posted with the 6 port lights?
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and zed dam double master on a 24'. and sorry i don't catorgrize that small cruiser.
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I'm kinda liking these:

A Jarcat 6: trailerable, ply construction, decent accomodations:
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jones those are so cool i saw a 20' or a 22' like that for sail the guy wanted 10k tho crazy. what size it that jones?
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