what determines a coastal cruiser???
I have no quarrel with you or JeffH about boat suggestions.What I was pointing out is!
we can all talk optimization and when it comes to $$$ do what we can afford and hope that our seamanship is up to the task for the boat is normally better if the skills are too.Too many these days read a few Pardey''s sail a safe bay like SD. Ca. and
think they are expert enough to give others advice.IT TAKES REAL SEA TIME TO BE A REAL SAILOR AND MORE IMPORTANTLY A SEAMAN!!
Once you reach a good seaman ship level than you to can be a Joshua and make do with what