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Old 17-11-2010, 12:32   #1
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What's a Good Starter Boat for Me ?


My sailing experience is limited to a few occasions of accompanying others, but my boating experience is more extensive, including several deep sea fishing expeditions. I'm going to be taking a sailing course, but I'm thinking about what might be a good learning boat for me.

I live in Oregon, near the coast and the Columbia river, and I'm wondering what would be a good small vessel which I can trailer to either place? I've looked at Mirror Dinghies and slightly larger vessels of that ilk, and also taken a look at boats in the low 20s. It's important to me that I have something I can sail off the Oregon coast safely - and yes, I know it's the "Graveyard of the Pacific", but I want to develop ocean sailing skills, not just big river sailing.

The boat needs to be able to handle two adults + two children, AND be under $20K.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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