Originally Posted by dan8152
We don't much care for the "camping" on it and want to move up to an enclosed head, standing headroom, fixed keel, and I would love an inboard... Locally there are some Catalina 27's and 30's. ...
What are some good boats in that size range I should be looking for? Also we are trying to keep the cost well below $10k
You will still be "camping" on a boat in that size range, although it will be more comfortable camping. A Catalina 27 would be an excellent choice, as would a Catalina 30, although you will be hard pressed to find a C30 under $10K.
Rather than deciding on a particular make and model, I suggest you find the best deal available that meets your criteria. There are plenty of choices in the Mid-Atlantic; I suspect the same situation exists in the Great Lakes area. It is still very much a buyer's market in this area.