Well, I've made some headway. I decided I had better do some research
first, in order to make informed decisions. I found an establishment about 30 minutes from my house on the east side of Lake Pleasant which offers two different certified sailing courses on 25-30' boats, offers charters with a healthy student discount, especially on weekdays, and sells boats! I figure I should start by taking both courses ($375 each) and become knowledgeable first. I'm planning to sign up for the first course soon. I figure I'll take the courses, then maybe spend some time renting
their boats until I have basic experience and confidence. Once I know a little, and what to look for in a boat, then I can consider buying
something. I wouldn't mind having something in the 25-30' range in a slip somewhere. Although Lake Pleasant is close, I'm thinking Havasu might be better in the long run depending on pricing. That's way down the road though. For now,,, I'm off to my class, and very excited!
Here's my question for the day : Where online, or what books
would be of good assistance besides the class material for studying? I'd like to start reading something and walk into the first day of class with more then ambition...