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I'd have to second what Jeff_h has said. If you've never owned a boat before, you may be in for a very rude surprise at how much work it actually is. Furthermore, a boat like a Hans Christian, with a fair amount of bright work is going to be even more work than a more modern design with less wood.
It would help if you said what, if any, sailing experience you have and what boats, if any, you have any experience with.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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