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01-14-2012 08:13 AM
hriehl1 Both are sound proven designs. Both, when raced, will perform to their respective ratings so do you REALLY care if one is one-twentyfifth of a knot faster in absolute terms? When you race either of these boats, your results will be 99% your sailing skill and 1% your boat's factory design.

In older boats like these, your own description says it all... one is in great shape with better sails and outboard; the other good shape with older sails and outboard. Better sails and outboard alone make up the $500 difference three times over.
01-13-2012 07:21 PM
What did you decide?

Hello Mark,
I am contemplating the same two boats.
Did you decide? And if so, what was your decision and are you happy with it?

01-13-2011 02:29 PM
RXBOT That is correct Tanzer bought the Paceship 26 moulds when they closed and called the boat 27. The P23 was a C&C design very similar to the Tanzer 22 design. Seems like around 1970 there were a lot of designers and builders that had small to medium size flush deck designs. While there is no headroom you are only supposed to sit or lay down when below anyway. I like flush deck designs in these smaller boats because I dislike practically useless skinny sidedects on the raised cabin models. Each to their own choice.
01-10-2011 08:05 AM
hriehl1 I believe it is the Paceship 26 and Tanzer 27 that are the same... not sure about the smaller boats.
01-08-2011 01:21 PM
thomasc I've heard that the tanzer 22 is the same as the P23. tanzer bought the molds from paceship. Can't verify that though.
05-05-2010 09:21 AM
Originally Posted by RXBOT View Post
Buy the Honda motor and the boat is free. There is a good Paceship site also. But if you want to race why not look at something like a Merit 25?
05-05-2010 05:52 AM
tomwatt I think I know of a free Tanzer 22 not too far from you (south of Boston), a bit dirty and in need of some work, if you're inclined to go that route.
05-04-2010 11:31 PM
RXBOT Buy the Honda motor and the boat is free. There is a good Paceship site also. But if you want to race why not look at something like a Merit 25?
05-04-2010 08:22 PM
markcampbell Thanks for the information. I too feel the two boats are quite similar but seem to like the lines on the T22 a bit better and their online association website is top notch. I am heading down to take a hard look at the T22 this weekend and hope it is in good enough shape to bring home. I can't wait to get on the water.

05-04-2010 07:55 PM
t22cayuga Tanzer 22 was our first boat. We bought a cheap one (<$2000) and spent a lot of time and money upgrading it over 5 years, racing locally in PHRF, doing daysails, and a few overnights. It's a great boat to learn to sail and race on, and to learn about boat maintenance. It's really hard to beat the internet owner's group and all of the online resources. As a racer it was fun, and we did really well, but there wasn't a lot of competition in that rating band and we eventually bought a much faster boat. If you know you want to get into racing you might look at what's being raced in your area and take that into consideration. We were the second slowest rated boat in the slowest fleet in the bay. Pursuit races were interesting.

Our boat spent the winter on stands next to a Paceship 23 one year. They are really similar looking boats, and it looks like they have very similar PHRF ratings.
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