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Re: Small pocket cruiser with marine head
Having owned two trailerable sailboats in the past, the head situation is not significant if you are in a marina that has land locked heads and showers. We only used the porta potty for late night or bad weather urgency.
The holding tank/head arrangement is more important in mooring fields and anchorages where other boats and swimmers abound.
As to handling, any boat can be handled with foresight and planning ( what I call the belt and suspenders approach) by having an alternative at hand should plan A go awry. ( I.E. engine idiling, jib sheets loose but available, fenders and dock or spring lines rigged, attention to windage,etc.). We moved from a 17 footer to 25, to 36 and now 45 feet but the same basic seamanship applies regardless.