Advice for first boat
It might depend on what you plan to do with it, daysail vs overnight or over week trips. One boat I''ve just recently noticed out there is the Nor''sea 27. It looks sturdy enough that you could sail it around the world if you wanted to. There is also a version that has an aft cabin which would be great for small families. It''s a little more expensive than cheapo production boats, and if you just want something you can knock about in and then turnover in the not too distant future, it''s probably not the right boat, but if you want something that you might hang onto for a while, check it out. If I hadn''t already bought a Westsail 32, I might have considered one of these.