Off the top of my head (I am sure I missed some obvious ones):
Sea Pearl 21
I own and sail both a Rhodes 22 and a Sea Pearl 21. There is no
comparison. The Sea Pearl is a fast, cat ketch. s lee boards and
has 2 water ballast tanks. It is easy to rig and de-rig. It is a
daysailer, pure and simple.I've sailed it for 14 years, and I love
it, but it's no Rhodes 22. The ballast in the Rhodes weighs more
than the entire Sea Pearl 21. I looked at the Sea Pearl 28, and
I truly thought it was overpriced. They also took the best part of
the 21 [the lee boards] and junked the concept. It has less useable
interior space than the Rhodes.
The Sea Pearl 21 is a supurb light air sailer. It tends to have a
heavy tiller in winds approaching 20 knots. I have sailed it home
in 8 foot waves, but it was not a pleasant experience. Comparing
it to the Rhodes is like comparing apples and cactus.
s/v Sea Prompt
01 Dec 2000
I agree, but there are people who use a tent like enclosure with the
Sea Pearl 21 for extended outings. Overnighting on any of these
boats is like camping on the water, but some are much more so than
others. Even your apples to cactus comparison would be helpful to
a prospective buyer. Part of the buying process is figuring out
what kind of boat you want.
I also agree that the Sea Pearl 28 (and the Rob Roy) is way over
priced. For the most part you get what you pay for, but not always.
You could almost have a boat custom built for the price of some
01 Dec 2000