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Re: Recommendation for 16-20' Racer/Cruiser
I had seen the Precision line of boats and decided against them, I really dont care for a cabin at all. I would much rather have that space for people in the cockpit. I wont have crane access either, so a swing or drop keel is really needed.
The RS Venture seems to be really close to what I want, but it is still out of my price range from everywhere I have looked.. The Vanguard Nomad has been around long enough that there have been a few sales out there within my price range, and may be a very viable option. I read a review by sailing world about it, they said it tacks on a wide angle, which is a big issue I currently have with my ComPAC. Does anyone have experience with this?
The MC Scow's seem to have the speed I want, but I didnt see any that had jibs or spinnakers on them. At least in the size range Im looking at. Without the other sails I think I would feel like I am just sailing a large sunfish..
I guess ultimately I am looking for a racer that can seat 4. Id settle for 3 if I absolutely had to, but id really like to introduce some of my school friends to fast action sailing all at once. Comfortable seating isnt a concern, I usually sit on top of the ComPAC while sailing anyways.