There is so much advice but such so little space and time.
Thats my quote.
Anyway given your ambitions I think my first advice is that you might want to go with a heavier displacement
boat than the ones you list, especially the Hunter
. I think single
handing and size are not necessarily related...its the equipment
and type of rigging
that are important.
Our ambitions were the same as yours although for personal reasons plans have changed since then. So we purchased a reasonably priced blue water
boat which you can view here:
1984 Brewer 12.8 Cutter CB Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
This is not sales pitch
just wanted to give an example after much research
and contemplation of the type of boat we thought was necessary to do the cruising that we contemplated and you are contemplating.
Having owned her for four years I am pretty confident we were right.