Originally Posted by tikirawker
I am a beginner level sailor.
We will be cruising from central west Florida
to the Keys and Caribbean
Although I thought I saw a bunch of sails listed in the inventory.
My concern was safety
and ability to keep me on the water
(I want to have fun while I learn and enjoy my time sailing as my skills improve...)
With areas like Central West Florida to the Keys and Caribbean, and a 7ft draft, I'd check out the most likely routes/anchorages/etc that you'd use with the boat, here (sonar button bottom left of screen):
If the survey
was good (check keel
and keel bolts
thoroughly for any prior contact damage), the draft no real obstacle for you, and it's in your price
range to buy and maintain properly, it certainly seems worth a close look.
I am a bit biased about draft though, and the boat I am getting has a 4.2 ft draft - anything for an easier life - and boatman61's comment about a dingy is quite pertinent.
Good luck with it, I hope it exceeds all your expectations.
PS Yes I saw 6 sails in good condition listed.