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I 'trailer sailed' a Catalina Capri 18 for several seasons. Even at that size, I would only put in for a weekend, not worth all the trouble for just one day. Maybe if you had a second person who you sailed with all the time you could get the launch/rig and haul/derig to something workable time-wise.

Ramps are another issue. I got spoiled by a few good (steep) boat ramps in a row and didn't check out the ramp before setting out with the truck and the boat to a new place. I got the tailpipe underwater and the back tires wet; the boat was high and dry. I had to scrub the whole weekend. The 18 only draws like 2'.

If I went back to trailer sailing, it would be with a 16/17' centerboard day boat.

Good luck!

Ken
 
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