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Thanks for all the feedback. How long have we been looking? Always, but we bought our first boat from my uncle so there was no need for all this research and a survey.
Being that we only sail occasionally where we live now - thought it would be best to get our bearings again in a familiar spot. However, RI is so close and does seem to have a lot of choices. We'll contact someone there to help us out.
As for the boat, we must have good headroom (husband 6'1"), a diesel engine with preferably few hours, and a head. Things we would like are a two burner stove with an oven, good access to diesel engine all around, storage, sufficient ventilation, and an ice box. We're not interested in amenities like television, internet, stereo, microwave, etc. We just want a solid, comfy, good-looking boat that we can add things to if necessary like solar panels, bimini, dodger, lifelines, etc.
Any other boat suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We've been referencing John Kretschmer's Used Boat books so far.