buying a sailboat
My .02 rates the O''Day first, Catalina, then Hunter. The Hunter is not a super cruising boat. I would look at the Cal''s and Tartans as well. I think that the comment on sailing/docking, etc., is as a singlehander. If you are out with a decent crew, (2 people) and have experience, you will be fine right away. (I am assuming some day sailing while you shake down the boat) Best of luck.