buying the right sailboat
I am a an inexperienced sailor scheduled to spend a week at J school Florida in January.
I hope to purchased a used sailboat to sail(day ) Bothbay Harbor ME.
I have looked at Cape Dory 25D, Cape Dory 27
and am reading about Ericson 28
The reason I am attracted to Cape Dory is the lines, big center keel , safe etc.
But what do I know. If you were in the market for a used boat between 25-28 ft. for sailing in the ME waters by myself and with friends what characteristics would you look for and which boats have them?