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post #12 of Old 03-04-2019
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Re: How do you find one?

For 10 years we would step and launch out Lancer 25 every time we sailed. When we were really good and motivated, it was 20 minutes from the time that I stopped the truck to when she floated free. It's about the preparation and mods to speed things up.

That said . . . pick up a copy of The Complete Trailer Sailor by Brian Gilbert. It has tons of great information about this but best of all, the back is chock full of small boats in the 10-26' range. There are specs, sketches, photos, pros, cons: all the stuff to help you pick out the boat with the perfect features for you. One thing that I would recommend keeping in your radar is a real head. Most smaller boats have a bucket in the middle of the cabin; not fun for a shy crew member. IN the 25', shoal keel variety, you often find a small head, probably a porta-pottie.
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