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Question a boat for someone else.


A friend of my parents wants to buy a sailboat; and since I am the only one in the family who knows about sailboats, they asked me to help.
They want to be able to trailor it and sail it easily while fishing, and they also would like to be able to row it. As I've only ever done boat researching for myself, I have no idea. After I speak to them about it I will have more information.

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Did you have a size of boat in mind... anything longer than 26' is probably not rowable, but might be movable via sculling oar setup on stern. The trailerables are pretty much 28' or less. Did you want a multihull or monohull. Multihulls might make better fishing platforms, but unlikely you could row or scull one.

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I think they want around 16 ft
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Next question, do they want one that has a cuddy cabin or cabin of any sort—to overnight with occasionally, or one that is just completely open, for daysailing only.

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I think they want one for just daysailing, but room to store fishing stuff
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Compac 16 is a sweet little boat.

http://www.sailingtexas.com/scompac16106.html

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If they think they might like something a bit larger, I have a Hunter 27, Really a nice boat and really easy to sail. Priced right and ready to go
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Phil Bolger designed quite a few boats such as you have described. None of them were production boats. They were sold as DIY plans. There are several Rhodes groups/forums with boats for sale.
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Trailerable Hunter

Hunter makes a 17 footer for about $8000 new without trailer. They also make a 21 which has a cabin where they can place a port-a-pot and extra gear. I would recommend that they invest in a tiller pilot. They can troll and not have to take turns at the tiller

I have a 26' Macgregor water ballasted trailer sailor which is roomy and can be purched used for under about $7000 but would be difficult to row and might be scary for them to tow (although it's no problem).

Better than rowing, they might create a scull to move the boat. I can skull mine with the stock rudder at about a knot (bad for the rudder though).

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http://www.huntermarine.com/models/index.html
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West Wight Potters and Drascombe Luggers are good choices and fairly small and trailerable. If you want a good resource, I'd recommend you check out Small Craft Advisor magazine, as they specialize in sub-28' craft.

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