Re: What do you wish you had known before buying your first boat?
The Grampian 26 is a surprisingly good sailing boat, esp upwind in a breeze. You'll never be the prettiest girl at the dance (IMO) but you'll surprise some people.
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"