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Hartley's got it just about right. If you learn on a centerboard boat, you'll have no problems with a keelboat. I put in quite a few days on an Alberg Typhoon (mentione above) and loved it, but a lighter-weight centerboard boat will teach you more about what makes a boat go (and stop) than a keelboat will, so start with whatever decent centerboarder is plentiful in your area.

Then move up to a keelboat. You won't regret having started with a smaller boat, that's how the best sailors are built.
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Well said, Tom.

I assumed that trailable automatically meant a centerboarder - but that is not necessarily so..
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