Re: Sailboat under $5000 for Puget Sound
I don't like Tanzer 22s. I've never looked closely at the 7.5 (even though a 7.5 or 26 is in a slip next to mine). I'm biased by seeing 22s. They don't seem very well built to me.
For sailing and one month sailing-oriented lifestyle before kicking off a big trip I'd rather be in Port Townsend than Seattle, and I'd rather be in Seattle than Tacoma.
The weather has been a lot better than the forecast predicted. Right now it's sunny and breezy.
I have no problem with paying the small subscription rate to Pratical Sailor. They have good content and it's saved me more than what I pay to subscribe. Their boat review archive is pretty helpful.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior