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Re: Time to Downsize

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The weight limit is based on our vehicles. (VW Passat 1.8L, and Honda CR-V). Neither known for their towing ability. 1200 #'s is about the max they can safely tow.
Ouch....neither of these are good towing vehicles...and not just for weight reasons. Length, center of gravity, weight distribution....all are factors. Just because you can pull it and get it moving doesn't mean you should. Controlling the load is the most important aspect.

With these vehicles, I'd be looking at very small day sailors, like a Catalina 14.5 at the most. I'm not saying to buy a C14.5 (although it is a good little day sailor)...just a suggestion as to the class and size based on your needs and severe limitations.
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Re: Time to Downsize

Try the Rhodes 19. I think it meets all of your criteria, including space, stability, fun to sail and tow weight. Lots available used, or you can buy one new from Stuart Marine.

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Re: Time to Downsize

one choice might be the Ultimate 20.

Easy to trailer
Big cockpit
No centerbrd trunk
Stable with lifting keel
plenty of used boats in the Midwest
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Try the Rhodes 19. I think it meets all of your criteria, including space, stability, fun to sail and tow weight. Lots available used, or you can buy one new from Stuart Marine.

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Yeah, Rhodes must be really fine boats. They probably cost more than the OPs Pearson 30.
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Re: Time to Downsize

Try an Oday 17. Nice daysailors.
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Yeah, Rhodes must be really fine boats. They probably cost more than the OPs Pearson 30.
I've seen used R19's in good condition go for $2000 (with a trailer); more likely, in the 3-4K range. I don't know what they go for new, but I'm guessing around 20K. Since the OP said his budget was whatever he could get for his P30, he can certainly swing a used R19, and maybe even a new one (depending on the condition of his P30).

And yes, the R19 is a really nice boat. Fun to sail, very stable and forgiving, enormous cockpit, and a good value.
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Re: Time to Downsize

Thanks for the replys. I will have to check out the Rhodes 19 and the Odays.

There are few, if any, P30's worth $20K. My faded gel-coat won't help me in this area either.

For trailering I can safely tow 1000# with the Passat. I used to tow a Hobie 18 on a steel trailer around New England with this car. As long as you balance the trailer properly you can drive it safely. It will be easier with a mono hull since there won't be a hull hanging out on either side of my car. I have thousands of miles of towing under my belt without incident.
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Re: Time to Downsize

Nick,

you have a challenging set of requirements.

I kn9ow one boat that meets them all, look hard and find one of these:

Boston Whaler Harpoon Sailboats

The Harpoon is a very stable but excellent performing boat, I sailed one while my my family was young, we comfortably carried four adults and a bunch of kids and everyone had elbow room. The boat has so much form stability, I am not sure what it would take to turn one over, but I sailed it in all kinds of weather up to 30 knots and never felt uncomfortable...and in open water.

Read the writeup...find one and you wont be disappointed.
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Re: Time to Downsize

get a hobie again
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