Re: Are ALL Sellers LYING MORONIC DOUCHBAGS??
I agree with Tim R. about "timing".
I disagree about going through brokers.
You have clearly explained what you're looking for, and your expectations seem realistic. You have clearly demonstrated that you understand sailing vessels, what the critical items are, where and what you should be looking at.
A broker is an unnecessary expense when you have the level of knowledge that you appear to have.
The only advice I can offer you, is keep doing what you're doing. Put feelers out everywhere, look at every available resource for boat sales. Have patience, the right girl will come along.
I sympathize with your frustration.
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255