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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

Get a good Viking 28, keep the I and J dimensions standard but get a mast 6-7 feet taller and turn it into a fractional rig.. add a wheel (if you must) and I think you're there!! Change to a more modern keel and rudder and you're totally there!

Only half kidding... all the while we owned our V28 I was sorely tempted to do all that.
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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

Your shopping list reminds me of mine 18 months ago. I found this in a field in Brampton ON.
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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

Well, don't leave us hanging. Found what??!!??
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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

Guessing Paceship 29... another nice C&C design.
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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

Our C &C 30' is perfect for this we go on weekend trips with grand kids also week get always when possible. We are very comfortable with this size.
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Re: Advice on choosing a Daysailer for the Great Lakes

[QUOTE=kwaltersmi;995240]What gives on the deck-stepped mast requirement? Will you be dropping the stick for clearance?

Can an Alerion 28 be retro-fit with wheel steering?


The mast on our 2001 Alerion Express is keel-stepped.

Whenever we’ve mentioned wheel steering, the folks at the factory get very close to apoplexy.

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