Hitting the Trail

There’s a lot to said for a trailer-sailer. Say good-bye to expensive boatyard haulout and storage fees. Forget about the laborious annual bottom scrub and paint. Park your pride and joy in your backyard so you can keep a fond eye on her over winter. Luxuriate in lower insurance premiums. And as the trailer-sailing crowd love to say, you can go to windward at 55mph on your way to destinations it would take months to sail to on a bigger boat.

Choosing a trailer-sailer, though, is no easier than trying to nail down a bigger boat. There are a lot of them, and it seems the only thing they have in common is that they have sails and can be launched and retrieved from a trailer. For the purposes

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