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Re: Starting From Scratch...

For S FL, get a boat with 6 foot draft or less. I would not get a boat with a mast height near 65 either. 60ish would be best.

There are a gazillion boats that could fit your specs. What kind of money? Over 100k? 200K? Under? Just the two of you?

It is easy sailing down here, but can be pricey. I think the best boats for the gulf and keys are the typical production boats with lots of hatches and easy handling.

Give us more specifics and we will try and help.

Brian

PS I do not believe sailing experience is a big deal. You can learn sailing. It is easy. THe hard part is learning to live fulltime on a boat. That can be challenging!!

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