best small cruiser

boomer

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Ajax

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Ok, I'll give you all of those except the Cal25. They sail well, but I think they're too spartan and limited for the kind of cruising hinted at by the OP. Great for day sails, weekends, and gunkholing on the Chesapeake though.

 

SemiSalt

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My dad had a Tartan 26, slow, but a great little ship. Standing headroom, inboard, kind of a galley, a real head, and four decent berths. It's draft was about 5'. Typical crappy 70's build but willing. We sailed it in everything and it lumbered through.

Interestingly, as I've graduated to bigger, faster. and "better" boats, I've always compared their comfort and cruiseability to the humble old T26.
Slow?

It was considered a hot boat when new.

 

boomer

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Ok, I'll give you all of those except the Cal25. They sail well, but I think they're too spartan and limited for the kind of cruising hinted at by the OP. Great for day sails, weekends, and gunkholing on the Chesapeake though.
That's cruising isn't it ? Doesn't have to be blue water cruising,though there are those who've cruised offshore in smaller with less accommodations.

Besides, anyone who is handy with tools and woodworking, with a bit of work and some laminating skills, could make any interior look pretty comfy.

The OP only specified "best small cruiser"

 
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