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Re: Shopping for 22-26' Sailboat - looking for suggestions
I'd second the catalina 25. Tough boat up to 30 knots of wind, easy to get parts, and sails nice.
The capri 25 is the light air winner, but build quality is low on the list, and it could be called tender too.
If you can do smaller, and the rudder isn't top on the list, the Capri 22 is a good light air boat too, and in your price range. Both Capri's are decent up to 25 knots wind, if properly trimmed.
Tons of other boats in consideration including precision 23, or 21... others outside your price range, but might better fit...
Hunter 23.5? Hunter 25.5, S2 7.9 (probably prices you out there), Compac 23 (might also price you out)?
Hopefully we've given you some boats to look at.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.