We have a waterfront cottage on Lake Sebago (a very large lake) in Maine. I've owned a Sumner 12 dinghy sailboat for 30 years that I moored offshore. Although it was fun at times, the Sumner was never a great sailboat, and it's time to move on. I am looking for a recreational sailboat that can accommodate my wife and myself (both in our early 60s), but I anticipate sailing solo much of the time. I would like a boat that's easy to set up and easy to maintain. I had been looking at the Laser Pico, but I'm now thinking that the Bravo might be a better choice. Our daughter is deathly afraid of sailboats due to a tiller breaking in a heavy wind more than 25 years ago. I am thinking that the stability of the Bravo might help reintroduce her to sailing, at least when conditions are light. I would keep the boat on the beach when we're up, but I'd like to remove the mast and moor it offshore when we're gone. Also, if possible, I'd like to store the boat (without mast) outside during the winter, just putting it on top of the swim raft and tying it down. Let me know what you think.
I have not seen either boat. None of the distributors in the area stock either one.