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Old 07-12-2019, 14:10   #16
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Google Seaward 46RK. Both keel and rudder retract and is available with a trailer. Mast is designed to be raised and lowered by one or two people. We seriously thought about buying one a few years back.
About 99% positive that the 46RK is not trailerable. The 32RK is though for sure. Here's ours before launch.
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Old 07-12-2019, 18:05   #17
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My friend from Canada has a Pacific Seacraft 24 ' Dana on his trailer. It is a well-known blue-water vessel. He brought it to Mexico from Canada on his trailer behind his pick-up truck.

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Old 07-12-2019, 21:29   #19
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OP did say 37-43'
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Old 08-12-2019, 14:39   #20
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Re: Ideas for best trailerable cruising boat

Road rules will make your requirements unattainable--

UNLESS you design a cat that is completely de-mountable with hull sections that can be taken apart midships for transport. Something like a Wharram, so one could add a fit together prefab deck house if one wished, or go without for simplicity.
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Old 09-12-2019, 15:30   #21
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Heh fellas, there is a 36 foot catamaran that folds nicely and is trailerable. It is called cat2fold.com. Fella down in Sea Of Cortez has one for sell. Has sticks on each hull instead of large center mast. Quite fast. Has a central pod. But it is a cool boat. I have had multiple emails with the seller.
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Old 09-12-2019, 15:34   #22
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Can see YouTube videos of cat2fold. Brian is like the pied piper of the Sea of Cortez. Check it out Mike. Just might be what you are looking for.
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Old 09-12-2019, 15:38   #23
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He pulls it with a pickup. It is road width legal. He told me it takes about 4 hours to assemble once he is at launch ramp. I saw his videos of how he does it. He has been trying to sell it for awhile so might be receptive to creative offers. I have no relationship with him. Know him because I was introduced to him by the guy I bought my boat from. Btw... sea of Cortez is someplace you must visit. It is insanely cool.
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Can see YouTube videos of cat2fold. Brian is like the pied piper of the Sea of Cortez. Check it out Mike. Just might be what you are looking for.
I believe that the Op was looking for a cruiser (as in something he could actually over night in). The cat2fold seems to be a day sailor since it has no head or galley and is a very expensive one at that. No way I would consider spending 150 grand on a day sailor - get a hobie 18' and save your money if that's all you're after. Your Condor is a much better match to what he had in mind.
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Old 10-12-2019, 14:28   #25
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Hi Joel, I think you just went to the manufacturer's website...which doesn't include any interior photos...strange, huh?

But I have seen plenty of pics of Brian's cat2fold. It has interior sleeping quarters, galley, toilets.

If you go back to search on Google...just type in cat2fold sports and recreation and see Brian's Facebook postings. You can see interior photos of what I speak of. It is no beach cat. I can't think of one boat of this size that can be trailered. Is it spartan? Yes. My tri is spartan. But I like it like that. Simple to maintain. Comfortable with 2 berths that can sleep a couple in each berth. Can't get that in a Farrier/Corsair.

Any way...if you are so inclined...check out the Facebook pics of Brian's boat. He is very well known in Sea of Cortez. Also won races and he is no racer...the boat is fast.
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Old 10-12-2019, 15:34   #26
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Even in a monohull, trailerable (capable of occasionally relocated overland without paying a transport outfit) means spartan by today's standards.

Just being able to fully stand more than one spot is rare.

Difference between a Flicka vs Cape Dory 25D / 27 / 28 or even a Nor'sea is tremendous for comfort on long cruises

but none are "spacious" by any stretch, every cubic inch of storage and pound of carrying capacity needs to optimized for liveaboard use.
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Even in a monohull, trailerable (capable of occasionally relocated overland without paying a transport outfit) means spartan by today's standards.

Just being able to fully stand more than one spot is rare.

Difference between a Flicka vs Cape Dory 25D / 27 / 28 or even a Nor'sea is tremendous for comfort on long cruises

but none are "spacious" by any stretch, every cubic inch of storage and pound of carrying capacity needs to optimized for liveaboard use.
Our Seaward is not spartan at all and has over 6' of headroom which was a big deal for me as I am tall. You should check it out. Quite a lot of space for a 32' boat! The V Berth is 7' X 7' and has massive storage underneath which is great. The quarter berth is great for one, close for two like all of them. The head has a stand up shower. It has A/C, refrigeration, LP stove/oven, 135 gal water storage. It's a pretty amazing little boat. Plus with the retractable keel and rudder, we can go just about anywhere.
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Old 10-12-2019, 16:18   #28
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Is it this one?
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/seaward-32rk

If so thanks, but I've limited myself to beam < 8.5"

The other top priorities are cheap acquisition cost, seakindly & (suitable to get upfitted over time to become) seaworthy for passage-making.

Comfort is a pretty low priority.

I do like that beachability though!

one reason Westerly Centaur is near top of my candidate list, almost closed on one in great shape for under $6K early this year.
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Is it this one?
https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/seaward-32rk

If so thanks, but I've limited myself to beam < 8.5"

The other top priorities are cheap acquisition cost, seakindly & (suitable to get upfitted over time to become) seaworthy for passage-making.

Comfort is a pretty low priority.

I do like that beachability though!

one reason Westerly Centaur is near top of my candidate list, almost closed on one in great shape for under $6K early this year.
That's it! Definitely different worlds. I made a big boo boo and can't edit now. We have 95 gallons of water, not 135.
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Old 10-12-2019, 23:34   #30
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Ha ha, MJ Gill, when I saw the water storage I thought what the he!!? But it is an amazing boat. Did u buy it new?
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