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Welcome to sailnet, you posted some great photos, there seems to be quite a few sailboats in the 19 to 27 foot range on craigslist near you, good luck in your search. Keep us posted on what you find.

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If you can find them, I'd also add a West Weight Potter or Diller Schwill to the list. The WWP has an especially loyal following, and the DS does too, though not as prominent as the WWP's. I have been told that both sail "like a tub," but that typically comes from those more interested in racing.

That being said, what's the towing capacity on your current vehicle?
Basic sedan ~2000lbs
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OK. As you look at the boats, be conscious of the fact that the trailer adds weight, as does the "stuff" you have aboard (engine, fuel, cooler, battery, port-a-potty, PFD's, etc.). You also want to stay at least 10% under the towing capacity so there's additional safety margin.

If you're not aware, you can use sailboatdata.com to get some of the basic information, like the weight, for most types of boats.

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OK. As you look at the boats, be conscious of the fact that the trailer adds weight, as does the "stuff" you have aboard (engine, fuel, cooler, battery, port-a-potty, PFD's, etc.). You also want to stay at least 10% under the towing capacity so there's additional safety margin.

If you're not aware, you can use sailboatdata.com to get some of the basic information, like the weight, for most types of boats.
Thanks, that is a great website. I also have a power boat that is quite heavy that I've pulled with a CTS in the past though I no longer have that car.




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Heart Thing looks like fun!
It was a blast before I realized the floor is rotten. My dad bought her new in 1977 :-)

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