I've decided I'm going to get a small sailboat for my local lakes, but start saving up for a more serious boat
for cruising. I started a thread on that earlier this year and got some good feedback. My lake has been drained the past few years and is going back online soon. That's why I've not been in a hurry to get started. I've been refurbing my other boats in preparation.
Long term, I want to get a monohull
that I can keep at a Marina on the East Coast
between VA and GA somewhere. (probably further South to make motoring South on the ICW
easier) I figure I'll either sail 1-2 seasons and sell, but it depends on a lot of factors.
What are the best bluewater monohull
sailboats that have 2 heads minimum and 3 berths and what should my budget
be for boat purchase
? I totally get that's an opinionated question. I'm just looking for some sound advice. I've been looking at 35-38' lengths, but wonder if I should be looking only at 40' and up...I've just never maneuvered a sailboat that large and have a lot to learn.