How about a West Wight Potter?
I've been a Potter owner forever and I'm older than dirt. Other boats have come and gone in my life, but my Potter 19 has stood by me in hard times and good times. she's sailed the west coast from WA state to Mexico.
I know everybody thinks Potters are slow, but it's not true. With an asymm that I toss up in the air from the cockpit, and 8 kts of breeze she flys at 6.5 kts on a deep reach. Gotta love those flat panels and hard chines. She's faster than any boat on the water going on long trips to weather. She goes to weather at 65 mph behind my SUV.
The builder, International Marine, is coming out with two new versions for 2013. The reason: All the used Potters out in the market are killing sales of new boats. Over the past 40 years, they've built about 3,000 Potter 19's and 4,500 Potter 15's. They've got to come out with new models to stay profitable over the long haul.
(Full disclosure: I'm the sailmaker for the builder, so I have a dog in this race.)
1. The new Voyager is the same hard chine hull but extended to19.5' with 6.5 cockpit, shoal keel with 500 pounds of lead, with center board, and 30% more sail area. I sailed the prototype on SF Bay a month ago. Felt stiff as heck, did 5 kts boatspeed on a pont in 8 kts of breeze, and tacked through 93*. It tracked well, handled like it had a cutaway keel, no short tacking this baby. Nicely balanced helm. New interior has no keel trunk and no compression post.
2. Potter Sport: Local SF Bay NA Jim Antrim has drawn up a sport model. Selden is doing the engineering on the mast.
Here's the line drawing and stability curve..
Proud to be a trailer sailor
Can't afford a J70, so I'm gonna get me a P19 Sport!