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Old 18-03-2021, 10:54   #1
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https://www.sailmagazine.com/boats/t...y-we-love-them

I've just read the article above, and the author's words inspired me to start this thread. I wonder the forum's opinions on the best daysailers for oceans. For lakes and such calmer waters, the answer is often obvious, but what about the coastal sailing on oceans?
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I've just read the article above, and the author's words inspired me to start this thread. I wonder the forum's opinions on the best daysailers for oceans. For lakes and such calmer waters, the answer is often obvious, but what about the coastal sailing on oceans?


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If money is no option the Morris 36 is my dream (2nd) boat! https://morrisyachts.com/yachts/m36/
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Shallow Draft, retractable dagger boards, kick-up rudder. Catamaran or Trimaran. Leaning towards Folding Trimarans, myself.
I agree. Corsair trimarans have very attractive capabilities for the purpose.
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If money is no option the Morris 36 is my dream (2nd) boat! https://morrisyachts.com/yachts/m36/
Morris 36 is too beautiful for my ugly face; everybody will know the boat is with me for the money!? Just joking, I'm not that rich, still ugly but not that rich!?
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There are a shed load of small race boats that would fit the bill from the small J boats upwards. Sure they have bunks of sorts but if its a day sailer then you want a bit of performance so light with deep fin keel so they fly

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There are a shed load of small race boats that would fit the bill from the small J boats upwards. Sure they have bunks of sorts but if its a day sailer then you want a bit of performance so light with deep fin keel so they fly
I'm guessing years of experience would be necessary to trim them properly - a decision to be made after the Catalina 22 phase. A "what is next?" moment has to be experienced. If more day sailing is in the horizon for another decade, then it would be a fun to get into racing a bit - otherwise it possibly would get old to cruise up and down the dock. If not, maybe a basic tiller Oceanis 30.1 kinda deal might provide a better daysailing / weekending.
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I used to have a Cape Dory Typhoon in Florida. I loved that boat. Mine was called a weekender because it had a small cuddy but not really a cabin. Nineteen feet LOA and modified full keel but just under 3’ draft. I didn’t trailer it. But I used it on the St John’s River and the ocean for hops of 20 or so miles to Saint Augustine Fernandina, or Amilia Island. That was a small boat that could handle ocean swells, challenging ocean inlets, big wind. Did I mention I loved that boat.
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I've just read the article above, and the author's words inspired me to start this thread. I wonder the forum's opinions on the best daysailers for oceans. For lakes and such calmer waters, the answer is often obvious, but what about the coastal sailing on oceans?
I'm looking forward to reading the article, but to jump in on your question, I always thought the Alerion line of boats was aimed at the "executive" daysailor. Very yar (classic-looking) and with amenities like self-tacking jib (Boyt Boom)... dinghy sailing for rich guys, basically. So, I figure an Alerion would be a reasonable ocean daysailor.


Oh, and btw, bigger lakes might not have the big slow swell of the ocean, but they are not always calm either.
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I'm looking forward to reading the article, but to jump in on your question, I always thought the Alerion line of boats was aimed at the "executive" daysailor. Very yar (classic-looking) and with amenities like self-tacking jib (Boyt Boom)... dinghy sailing for rich guys, basically. So, I figure an Alerion would be a reasonable ocean daysailor.
Anything floating made by Alerion is good looking.
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I've start to think sailboats such as Catalina 315 or Oceanis 30.1 are the new weekenders.
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