Hello, all. You will be happy to know that I am not starting a thread in which we air our preferences for a particular design, as interesting and educating as such threads are. Rather, I am seeking some feedback from folks who sail in craft smaller than 15 ft. I currently have a 16.25 ft sailboat, but am looking to build a smaller boat in the near future. The smallest I have considered to date is 11.5 ft. Since I single hand a lot, the smaller boat is attractive on a variety of fronts. While I daysail mostly, I do have some aspirations to coastal/camp cruise the eastern shore of Lake Michigan in the future.
I guess I am wondering how folks find them. Are they practical and satisfactory sailers? What is it that you love about 'em and what do you find their limitations to be?
Any and all comments are welcome.