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Topic Review (Newest First)
09-27-2011 11:44 PM
Squidd Thanks....MacGregor 26 has been coming up alot, I'll have to scope it out...

Quote:
but you could use a centerboard boat in the right conditions.
What do you mean by "right conditions"...what are the major limitations...?
09-27-2011 11:13 PM
CalebD Keeping a boat on a trailer will keep your expenses down a lot as boatyard storage, slips and even moorings can be pricey.
For your Great Lakes a keel boat would be best for all conditions but you could use a centerboard boat in the right conditions.
Some boats to consider: Mac Gregor 26' "S" model, Hunter 260 - both water ballasted and trailerable.
09-27-2011 08:57 PM
luck66 Lots of good information to be found on
sailnet, have fun.
09-26-2011 04:44 PM
smackdaddy Hey squidd - welcome to SN dude. You'll like the place.
09-26-2011 04:05 PM
Squidd
New Guy Intro

Hi, Squidd here , Randy... Captain Randy to my friends...(well if I had friends that is what I would have them call me)...

Caught the sailing bug again... 20 years ago I had a Sunfish type boat sailed it many a weekend...This year I bought a McGregor Venture Cat (15') and thought I'd love it, but I'm getting a little too old (fat) and settled in my ways for a "wet boat"...

Took the wife out to the Apostle isles for a day charter on a 34'er and really fell in love...but I'm not rich enough for purchase and boat slips, launch fees and hard space and living indoors and eating regularly so some sort of compromise has to be made...

So...I'm thinking a trailer sailer... prefer something in the 25'-26' range as the 22's and 23's seem a little spartan for me for overnighters or 4 people trips...

My question is (and I may reask down in the trailer sailer section) is do I want the convenience and launchabilty of a Swing Keel boat... or are the fixed keel or full keel boats really all that "trailerable...?

Most of my launching will be at Great Lakes docks so depth shouldn't be a problem, I'm just wondering how much "stability" I'll give up with a Swing Keel compared to possible lift expence and trailability issues with a fixed...?

I'm sure there are many thoughts on each...

I should mention I plan on taking a ASA keelboat class come spring and possibly moving up to BB charter certification as well..

 
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