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20 Year Old Needs Boat Buying Advice

Hello All,
I am 20 year old college Student at Brown University and with graduation just around the corner a friend of mine and I are planning to try and buy a boat between 25-35 feet for under 20,000. We are willing to devote a huge amount of time to repair, refurbishing and customizing (though the sooner we can head South the better!). I work at Goetz Custom Sailboats so for someone my age I have very good knowledge for repairs. Could you''all suggest any makes to look into. We want a very strong, stable boat that is capable of making it down to South America. I have heard that Rawson 30''s are very good????? Someone told me that I need to get a boat with mast stepped on the keel not on the deck, is this accurate? Are the numerous Catalina''s and Pearson''s around worth considering? Is a 20,000 budget unreasonable for what we want? Any and all comments will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks for your time.
-Toby Mueller
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