Thanks for the encouragement. Sorry for the spelling issues on my first post. Not used to this form of comms. I have been reading through numerous postings gathering information on making that first purchase a positive experience. Maryland is a long way away but Tony at Great Blue Yachts has been very helpful. So has Jonathon and Ann at Annapolis Yachts in Deltaville. Now just need to figure out how to find the right boat, make a sound offer, and find a good surveyor.