Thanks for the correction!!!
Your right about me looking at 30' boats. It's a size that the other half and myself can live with for the type of sailing we plan on doing and I just can't see spending the money for a 34' over a 30' for what you get and have to spend for the up keep.
The boat budget is 15-17,000 with 5-7000 to make her Gulf Stream ready.
I was thinking why spend the extra money for a permit and slip fees if all i get is 2 extra feet of boat.