Thanks so much for responding. Sailors...not so much. Actually, my husband is more knowledgeable on motorboats versus sailboats. I have little to no experience.
We are very interested in learning
and exploring sailboating though and I stumble upon this forum in searching recommendations for sailboats. Based on responses I knew the standard answer is "it depends.." and "it's your decision" but I though perhaps getting started with giving a boat (i.e. this Catalina) and allow darts to be thrown might present some arguments pro or con that could serve me well in learning
We found the Mahina website to be very helpful and the youtube videos of sailors too numerous to count.
Bottom line, you could guess we are virtually at day 1 of research
for the next year or so (..again..it depends..).
We are looking for something that can Caribbean
sail, as well as blue water
...we may not hit the perfect mark for our first, but we'd like to try. Size isn't a HUGE issue...but we do have a couple dogs
to consider (pit bulls).
If you guys have any websites that may be helpful, post away....we are very appreciative of any pointers or guidance you seasoned salts can provide
Thanks again...and will keep an eye on the board *ARRRRRRR*
(only because I didn't see a pirate smiley)