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Hi, I joined the forum to get the news on "all things sailing." I'm hoping to buy a boat next year. I've done a fair bit of sailing (Great lakes, Chesopeake Bay, BVI's and Nantucket area) but this will be my first boat to own. I sail on Lake Ontario. I'm thinking of a 25 - 26" boat. Right now I'm contemplating a Tanzer 7.55 (26) of C&C25. I want something I can rig to single hand. I'd like a solid boat that can handle the winds of Lake Ontario. I'm not sure what boat it was I sailed on once, but we had a horrible time keeping the boat from going head to wind in even the lightest air.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Tanzers and C&Cs both have good reputations in that size/era.. for me the C&Cs are hands down the prettier boats. A well sailed T26 goes pretty well upwind too, though.

Imbalances like those your describe is most often a result of really bad sail trim or a poorly set up rig - both of which are addressable and correctable most of the time.
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I guess I'll just have to find a way to get on each and test them out. Price, of course, will come into play. I think the C&Cs cost more . When surfing the net, there seems to be fewer C&Cs than Tanzers

Thanks for your quick response.

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