buying first boat
I agree with John. But I would like to add one more thing to say to Jerry "buy the boat that makes YOU happy". Not what every ones else says you should do. Obviously listen to all their input. But its your boat and you are the one thats going to be sitting on it, not them.
You will know its the right boat for you when everytime you go down to see "her", a smile will subconciously come to your face. I know becuase that''s what happens to me everytime I see my boat. It just makes me smile.
Good luck in your search and please keep us informed to your progress in looking at boats.