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Cruising Sailing - All kinds


I enjoyed some of your turns of phase and images of the sport. They reminded me of our fondest memories.

I submit for your interest another kind of cruiser, perhaps a little rare: the cruising trailer sailor. That is us. We trailer an 1978 O'Day 23 that we purchased used in '93 when my son was 5 and daughter 2. Since then we have sailed it every chance we can reasonably get.

Unlike the folks in your article we have never had the luxury of weeks of time off in a row. Nor, given financial priorities, can we afford the big boat in a slip and the take in / take out and storage charges. So the Fairwind has grown steadily into a pocket cruiser that allows us generally one to two weeks in the finest of the Great Lakes cruising grounds while still being able to get back to work on time. more

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I would submit for your consideration the 20 foot Cherub designed by MacNaughton and Associates for me at one time. Great size and headroom. I never built the boat but it sounds like something you might be interested in. I can dig up the sketches for you if you email me off list. The designer has the plans if you are interested. jim@windwalkerboats.com PS: I have an Oday 26 and am downsizing to a yawl 17 feet (open dinghy).10/18/2010 7:37:29 PM
beneteau first 235 trailerable, with shared head and nav station makes very compact good polars, upwind performance and ability nice galley, head, and good for storage and anchor locker10/19/2010 8:44:55 PM
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