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At the risk of starting a brawl, in my limited experience with trailering sailboats, a boat either sails well or trailers well. Albeit, my boat-trailering experience was limited to a 25-footer many years ago. It sailed well down wind and at every launch, something broke (most likely my fault).

For the pure joy of sailing a boat in the 25 foot range, I would recommend comparing possibilities to a Folkboat ...not trailer-able at all, but easily able to point within 5 degrees of apparent wind, has low free board and has crossed many oceans. (See Blondie Hasler's junk-rigged, modified boat "Jester") ...mine was a more typical 3/4 rig Folkboat.
I have no doubt you are right. But, the trailer thing is more of a financial decision. We typically launch and once a year. We have pulled out for a hurricane, but otherwise have alway stayed on a mooring.

If yard fees, and dependence on a yard for work was not as much of a concern, the next boat eould be a Catalina 27, or similar. OR, a CD 25d.
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I have had this same debate myself. I have a small performance orientated sportboat. Mostly I just use it to daysail in with dreams of overnighting. I often wonder if I would like a bigger boat that I could trailer and yet still sleep on. I don't think a large trailerable boat is on the market where is is both trailerable and sporty. S2 used to make a 25 footer with a lifting keel that but those boats have been out of production for quite a while. Your next thought might be to look at the 23 foot precision.

But all things considering if you are planning on spending 2-3 weeks at a time on it I would just by the Seaward and call it good. You can't be losing that much in the way in performance for you gain in comfort. And you will be gaining a lot of comfort.
The s2 is on the short list, but nne around here in my price range.
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I own an S24, IT is basically the same thing as a s25 but was produced first. The s25 has a little better layout, more headroom, and some of the kinks worked out. I am very happy with mine. It is shoal draft but properly tuned points pretty well when you consider the shallow draft. The 25 with the winged keel will be great! Although mine is one of the first produced I am very happy with the build quality and they have only improved over the years. There are other comparable trailer-ables out there. I love my Seaward and they are very responsive to owners of older models.
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f150 fwd with a 302, but a reasonbly low geared rear end that handles our current 3200 lb displacement tanzer reaonably well. It's job is to plow the driveway, and to take the boat to and from the coas annualy. occasionally a commuter iff the cars are in the shop, and I don't want to ride the Suzuki. Should handle the Seaward, particularly with surge brakes.
I used to pull a combined boat / trailer load of 5500 lbs. with a 4wd Dodge 318, and it had to work darn hard on hills.
However, in those days I wasn't pulling a sailboat, I was pulling a 24' pontoon houseboat with a dead flat front. Towed like a parachute. Ymmv
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Last edited by junkrig; 07-25-2011 at 10:45 PM. Reason: put in important detail: old trailer weight.
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