Since you're changing the thread to a somewhat different direction here, you might want to re-post this question on the boat-buying section instead. You'll also get more and better information by being more precise about what kind of sailing you want to do, and where. There are 40' daysailers and 24' 'Round the World cruisers. What people suggest will depend on how you expect to use the boat and your sailing area.
Last edited by paulk; 03-13-2006 at 10:52 AM.