Lifting keel version of the Hobie 33? Or RS21 or Viper 640.Live on an inland lake so ease of trailering and launching is really important. I really like the "new" classics like the Harbor 20 and Tartan Fantail that have comfortable cockpits and still can get up on a plane. In my mind daysailing is all about the exhilaration and beauty of sailing. A good looking comfortable boat with an asymmetric kite that can easily get up on a plane with a lifting keel would be my perfect unicorn.
b-25.... went out on one a few times. seemed like a fun boat...
Corsair Sprint 750 - exhilarating, asym kite, easy to launch / retrieve.
Highlander 20. Big cockpit, dry, planes w/enough breeze. Fun.
This all true, flying sidewalks are the worst, from spongy hulls to rattling centerboards and questionable flotation they are a masterwork of poor build quality. Add in the forged halyard cranks that break on standard use makes the whole boat is a raging poop show. That being said when I built sails those and catbox 22's where customers that were bread and butter for us. I hated every time I had to teach or sail those boats but their owners loved them as much as anybody and raced them where popular like madmen. I also never met one who was a disagreeable person, maybe a little off but always nice. Most of my time in scots was in the GYA so the lack of wind in that area combined with the light air performance of the boats may have colored my opinion.yes, you can, you can buy one... that is wrong..
yes a FS will plane, but there has to be a lot of wind..