I am currently shopping
for a used boat
to lake sail (Clarks Hill in GA). I am moving up from a small dinghy
to something more substantial. I have done some research
and am thinking about a 25' Catalina
. I would welcome any advice on the suitability of these boats or advantages of one over the other.
Planned usage: Primary day sailer with the occasional overnight with wife and kids
Experience: limited taking lessons.
: 15 to 20k including upgrades etc.
: boat will be stored in water
but may be trailered occasionally.
: I have spent years restoring cars but not much boat work so will be learning
on the job.
Thanks in advance for any advice. I am looking forward to joining the sailing community.