I am new to sailing but have been bitten badly by the bug. Considering buying
a sailboat but waiting for the 'deal of the year'. I've come to think a CC is right for me because of the aft cabin/head although I have yet to sail and dock
one (trying to find one to charter
in the Chesapeake Bay
area). Since I will probably doing a lot of single-handing or sailing with passengers who don't know a halyard
from a sheet ("they're all just ropes" my daughter said) it seems having all lines come to the cockpit makes a lot of sense. I'm also thinking that a sloop
rig would be best because of less rigging
to deal with. I've been looking at (online) 37'-40' Irwins from the '80s. Anyone have any advice on those?