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What to buy for $5000

I''m starting to look for a boat again. My father already owns a Catalina 310 but it''s a 9 hour drive away so we use for a couple of 1 week trips a year on the Chesapeake. I live on Lake St Clair in Michigan. I''m looking for a boat that is mainly for daysailing that we will use for 3 or 4, 1 night trips around the lake. My father is going to move his boat up here in probably about 5 years so this boat is only temporary so I do not want to spend a lot of money on it. I am thinking somewhere in the 20 to 25 foot length range. Decent sailing in the light winds we usually have around here. I would prefer the boat to be on a trailer but not essential just to save a little on storage fees since I can keep it in my driveway then. I have prior to this owned a Catalina 22 and Catalina 27. I do not want another Catalina 22 or a boat with a swing keel.

Any suggestions on boats to look for?
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