Thanks guys for all your advice. This boat is way out of MY league but I have talked to the yard owner and he said it could stay in the yard until the repairs
are done (two or three weeks at the most). He said it would cost $10.00/ft to drop it in the water
(Galveston Bay) so about $350.00 to splash.
I talked to a fiberglass boat repair company and he gave me an estimate of around 1,000 to $2,000.00 for basic repair of the hull/deck...
Again, this boat is WAY too much for me. I am still on Chapter One in Sailing for Dummies. Yesterday I spent all morning on the floor of the bookstore reading books
I also spoke with Lakesidesailing.com yesterday to inquire about chartering and certification
. They have a great program/package with the ASA
for $250.00. That is about my entire sailing budget