Thanks again you guys, this is awesome.
I am so green and yet I almost feel like a sailboat snob and I don't even own one yet. I know what I think looks good. I know what is important to me on a personal level. I don't think I could walk down a gang every time I went out and say, Man am I glad that I bought that ugly shoebox cookie cutter
boat, she is so solid I didn't spend hardly anything to make her seaworthy
I am I have decided going to hire both a 30ish and a 36ish boat when in Florida
next and just see how they feel from that perspective. My only sailing so far has been on my sons 24 foot c and c I bought him.
I am going to stay the course I am plotting given my own knowledge of boats, markets, the art of buying
and selling. I am going to learn as much as I can from books
to help calculate as close as I can what I need vs what I want and what I can afford. Take that and build my list. Make a visual on each finalist using what I know and what I am learning
, enlisting the help of others I can find who know more and have time or inclination. If I find one that fits the bill to that point, make a conditional offer and have a survey
done. That's my plan. Any Holes?