Trailerable boat vs. Catalina 30
I''m also a new sailor contemplating buying a new boat. I was thinking about putting a boat on Lake Allatoona or Lanier until the drought changed my mind.
You might want to take a look at the Colgate 26 as it sounds like it would meet your needs. I''ve sailed on the 26 and it''s a great boat and reasonably priced.
I''m looking at buying something used in the 32-36'' range for weekend cruising and eventually a Caribbean cruise.
I''ll probably look around the Savannah area for a marina.
Good luck with your search.