I want to get a small sailboat to teach my kids
it to different waters and extend my season a little when our big boat
is out of the water
My requirements for the boat
1. It has to be small enough that I can trailer
and launch every time (don't foresee doing it >12-15 times/year)
2. Don't want a dinghy
, I have sailed Sunfish and Lasers but they are too sporty for our needs, and want something sturdy
3. Can fit 3-4 comfortably
4. Not looking to race
Looking at a few small boats I think Ideal 18 fits the bill but I don't know what else is out there. It doesn't necessarily have to be a keelboat but I don't want a dinghy
that requires hiking to keep it stable. I initially started looking at 12-14' boats but couldn't find something similar to Ideal 18. Flying Scot 19 would be easy to trailer but how sturdy will it be, can it handle 3 people?
Finally, any leads on Ideal 18 for sale
in the Northeast US, I am based on western LI sound.