My husband and I are wanting to delve into the world of sailing with our 3 young children
(8, 5 and 3). We had our first sailing experience this past weekend and LOVED it!!!! We would like to hear opinions on what our first boat should be. We live in northern Indiana so would dock
and sail primarily on Lake Michigan (at least to begin with
). The sales manager at the Marina we were at suggested a 30' or 31' Catalina
from the 1980s. We are looking to start with a boat less than $25,000. We would like to be able to take it out for weekend cruises that would comfortably sleep our family
, but during the day also take others with us. Suggestions? (We will be taking ASA
101 and 103 courses next spring). We also are planning on attending Strictly Sail in Chicago come January. We look forward to your suggestions.
Sean and Lonna