Yeah, it probably is a big jump, but we didn't want to have to buy more than one boat. Wanted one we could cruise
around locally in to gain experience, then take off in when we're ready and know it inside and out. We both come from hardy stock, so like you, will undoubtedly have glitches, but will definitely survive.
The tradeoffs you speak of are understandable, and I appreciate the heads up. Will watch for that.
Oh, man! Two hours, huh? OK, you're off my list. Just kidding!