Well, a year later and we ended up with none of the above! Interesting how that happens. I was actually beginning to believe we would never be able to make a decision and pull the trigger.
In March, we resumed the serious search and in April, we purchased Ataraxis, a 1979 Pearson
323. Right time, right place and the right price
. Honestly, I am glad to have this phase behind us.
One common thread amongst all of the replies is that 30' is too small for the plans we have. After 5 months, I can certainly agree we need to rethink our cunning plan! I am certain she is a good starter boat but I finally understand the need for more space. My eldest son says we need a larger boat and that Ataraxis would be a great 'apartment' while he is attending college.
Thanks again for all of the helpful advice! Now if someone could explain how to add a profile picture.
Bob, Amy and the boys