Look at local MacGregor
sailboats (22-26). Really easy to sail. They all accommodate a head
and have overnight capacity. And best of all, there are lots of cheap
, almost free boats available.
They usually come with a trailer
and a small outboard
and are easy to move around. They sail well in light air and can be sailed safely even if the wind
and waves pick up. The swing keel
means less to worry about in shallow water
and having the real cabin
provides a level of flexibility and safety
. And these boats have positive foam floatation, so they won't sink if you happen to fill one with water.
Whatever you get, be extremely careful with the young one. Crap happens on any boat, especially while learning
. And it often happens quickly. Easy enough for an adult to lose their footing and go overboard
. Recovering someone in any kind of wind
is a challenge, let alone a child. Even with practice (a good idea), it can take 10-15 minutes to get someone back on board. So try to leave the little one at home until you feel comfortable on the water.