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Escape craft...

I am a recent (December) and unemployed college graduate, and after spending 22 years of my life working my *#$ off for a career in finance, only to watch it all evaporate before my eyes, I've had enough with land life and want to sail around for a few years and "weather out the storm." I have 20,000 at my disposal, so 14-16 for the boat and the rest to make the necessary improvements. My plan is to sail the great lakes/intercostal while I cut my teeth, then maybe onto more ambitious endeavors. I have crewed/sailed J24s since I was a kid, but have never done any bluewater.

Since I will be singlehanding and have a somewhat limited budget, I was thinking in the 24-28 foot range, I know Cal 27, Cape Dory 28, Saber 28, etc. are great boats, but may be hard to come by in my price range and should look for something smaller?

Any thoughts/suggestions?
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