Trailerable canal sailboat?

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Quidnic, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. Quidnic
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    Quidnic Junior Member

    Is there a trailerable vessel that can navigate UK canals so max 6’10” beam, that is also capable of long distance cruising?

    I’m looking for something like the Maxus evo 22 which one man sailed single handed around the world but it’s just a little bit too wide at the stern.

    https://www.naturalyachts.info/maxus22

    is there a boat similar but under 6’10” beam?
     
  2. wet feet
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    A Drascombe Coaster might fit the canal part of the requirement,but the cruising lifestyle would be a bit spartan.
     
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  4. The Q
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    The lysander 17 (and 19) were designed for canal use and inshore good weather sea going. The problem is draft, narrow canals are 3ft deep if you're lucky.
    The combination of only 6ft 8in max wide and 3ft max draft make for an unlikely boat for deep sea going, even with a drop keel. Inshore crusing possibly, but unlikely to be a luxury boat, more like just above camping..
     
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  5. Quidnic
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    Yes a coaster does fit perfect the narrow boat canal
     
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  7. DCockey
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    There is also "air draft" or available height above the water to consider. If a sailboat needs to carry it's rig when operating in the canal then the height above the water of the rig when stowed needs to be considered.

    Also there is the question of what is required to stow and erect the rig. And a stowed rig overhead can be nuisance when using the boat.
     
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