C&C, Pearson, Catalina, Hunter....
I am a beginning sailor with an excellent teacher and high hopes. For now I''m sailing around coastal NC, but I''d like eventually to venture forth to the Bahamas and such. I need a good, forgiving, beginning boat, but one I can grow into since I don''t want to trade up in a year. My finances have forced me to look to older boats and I need guidance and advice on what will be good for me. So far I''ve looked at a ''77 C&C 26 (lot of deck moisture), a ''72 Pearson 30 (not well cared for), a ''78 Hunter 27, and an ''82 Catalina 27. Any advice you can give on these or other good boats would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!