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Re: Recommendation for 16-20' Racer/Cruiser

So bringing back up an old thread here but Ive got it down to 2 boats, both of which are available to buy.

The Topper Topaz Argo or a Vanguard Nomad.

Topaz is 11.5k all told, Nomad is an 09 at 10.5k but is quite the drive away (about 1100 miles).

I realize they are two different styles of boat, but has anyone sailed the Argo before? Are you able to turn it into a 'cruiser' like they advertise and put 4 college age (sized) people on it? I really like the idea of being able to entertain up to six folks on the Nomad (please correct me if that number is too high), but I want to work on my sailing technique and be a better sailor. I think dinghy sailing is the best route for that. Plus, they go crazy fast and would challenge me on my performance. I dont know how I feel about needing a drysuit to sail during the cold months either, do you always get wet on the Topaz? I like the cruiser lifestyle but want the performance of the topper.

Any thoughts on the matter are appreciated!!
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