I am just getting into sailing, but I don't know all that much about it, I am reading and absorbing as much as I can being in a landlocked state. At the moment I don't plan on buying
a boat, hopefully over the summers in between college I can gain a reasonable amount of experience before actually buying
I am looking for around a 30' cruiser, but I won't buy for a few years so I have plenty of time to shop around. At the moment I don't have much for money
to buy a boat, I might be able to scrounge up $15000 at the most, but given a few years time (along with college expenses) I might be able to put another $15000 towards a boat.
Realistically, how much should I be expecting to spend on a used 30-40' cruiser? So I can start saving to be able to afford my own boat in a few years.
Besides the actual cost of the boat, what other expenses should I expect to face?
I also want to gain some more experience, but somewhat cheaply. I don't know very many people that are into sailing, and I have only actually been sailing a couple of times. Any advice on how I can gain experience for little cost?
Thank you for any suggestions or recommendations you may have, any help/insight is greatly appreciated.