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I need advise before I take the plunge. I am a beginning sailor, would keep my boat in the drive, need a low trailer profile for easy launch and retrieve, singlehand-able, weekend-able, easy to rig. For lake sailing and possibly Superior and the Apostles (after a good deal of practice). I have a 1 ton Pick-up so weight isn't an issue. I have enjoyed a good turn of speed and pointing ability and ( I must confess) like to heel.
I've got a long list of candidates but have no idea which are quality boats and which are not. I'm drawn to the S2s. Did they make a retractable keel? The Rhodes 22 sounds interesting. And the Balboa 26. Catalina 22 always comes up. It is bewildering.
The 22 is a good choice. THe 250 is a better boat for being out there on for weekends. You will enjoy pulling neither. It is not the forward-back... it is that they are top heavy, and launching and rigging, etc is really a pain. Honestly, you will use it more if you can find a marina to put her in. Take my words for it. When you can just run out, hop in your boat, and go... it is a lot more fun. But spending some hours getting there, dropping the tub, stepping the mast, etc. gets old pretty quick for most people.

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I was thinking of buying a boat and thought the Tayana 37 would be a great choice. It's a great blue water boat I've heard.
The t-37 is a great boat and renound cruiser. I would probably suggest opening your own thread and you could discuss the merits of it.

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