Raggbagger- thanks for the response, I agree with what you are saying, on my first post i wrote "....safely, lol, i know it can be done in a rowboat but you know what i am getting at"... so its kind of funny you mentioned a rowboat as well. As far as expierience i sail a sunfish, and Hobie cats.
Islandman- thanks for the info i will look into Wharrams
SonofASailor- I hope to have enough for a C-24 (or 28 if lucky) in 3yrs or so, and hope it is enough boat to travel down the coast, around Florida, and maybee even down to VI's. Of course i will spend a couple seasons learning the boat and sticking to Texas/Louisiana first, so a trip to VI is like 5-6 seasons away.
anyone else have expierience with sailing boats the likes of C-24/28/31 or Telstar 28 (SailingDog whats your expierinece been?, have you done anything like what i am planning?, or would you?)