Originally Posted by MikeHelms
Ideally would like to have boat in lake Lanier part time then be able to haul to fla to head to the Bahamas
Wide beam for comfort & space
for Bahamas and fla keys.
Possible to single
Able to set up self sustaining as much as possible.
Thanks in advance!
May not be possible to trailer and have which list if when trailering I mean not using a hauler.
I have never had a trailer able boat. But I looked into it thoroughly. Many people that have gone that route
say it ends up meaning they sail a lot less because of the additional hassles and complications involved. I think you might be happier having a fun, small boat
good in light air and when there are a lot of changes in wind
direction for Lake Lanier and a boat on the Georgia
Coast best suited for the sailing there including doing an ocean passage
to the Bahamas. Don't know how experienced you are but before investing in a boat to safely and comfortably do an ocean passage
to the Bahamas do a couple of similar passages first and fully understand what is involved.
If you want to go the trailer able route
check out Seward 32 RK and 26 RK. neither needs a permit
. In decent conditions a 32 RK can within reason cross the Gulf Stream
and do a passage to the Bahamas. For a trailer able boat that would be good for Lake Lanier and Georgia
Coastal sailing check out Com Pac Boats. Com Pacs offer some trailer able cat boats that are much easier to get the mast
up and down and trailer but are not really suitable to do a passage to the Bahamas. Com Pac also has a trailer pilot house sailboat(that is 8.5 ft wide(therefore does not need a permit), that some have done long open ocean passages in like to the Bahamas. But I think most would consider doing that as marginal.
Everybody is different with different budgets, needs, wants and desires. If it was me and I lived close to Lake Lanier, I would get a something like a Laser for Lake Lanier if I wanted to race
or a Com Pac cat boat if I wanted to "cruise" on Lake Lanier and needed enough space for two people to sleep on for a long weekend or a week tops. Then I would charter
for my ocean sailing. Or for "cruising" Lake Lanier and you want more space to serve as a second home find a used 36'-38' cruiser for a good price
that has always been on Lake Lanier. Then charter
all over the world for ocean sailing or do a deal with Dream Yachts or Moorings