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Older Full Keel boats

Oh..One more idea.
I am trying to keep a simple approach to choosing a good/sound/vessel/ in the 20-25K range with another 5k or so to fix her up if needed.
I see lots of retired race boats(J''s) for sale,some with trailers even.J24,J27,J29.
The only thing that bugs me is the fin keel.
Its rather deep and might get intimate with a coral reef.
Take a look at the insides of a J boat..roomy,wide,not fancy,but with a little work maybe my kind of "minimalist Carribean cruiser".But then the Tartans look really good and a little more practical than the J''s,so I will keep looking.

Appreciate all the input,
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