No, not a boat just because she likes it or because you like it. Look for a circa 1974-79 Person sloop
. An older C&C40 would be great. Any well built boat with a lead not Iron keel
and the mast
stepped through the deck
and at the keel
. The lead will enhance the righting moment and the mast
will be stronger. Get a deep keel boat not a "swing keel". Your draft
will be about 6 to 7 feet. By this time most engines will have been rebuilt though the rigging
may not have and if not should be given a careful look for a host of things but best to replace the standing rigging
. A good dodger
and a excellent well plumbed head
. I could go on however will spare you.
Every where you plan on going I have been and promise you that those basics will pay huge dividends.
If a concern about motion sickness I recommend saltine crackers and Perrier Water
which is lightly carbonated and allows the saltine cracker is super bland and the salt
on the cracker helps replace salt
you will be losing. At one time or another everyone feels not so wonderful.
Fair winds and great sailing. Peter