Well I just found a C-26 at a unbelievable price and its a fix keel I hope to be costal sailing it from Va here to NC as a little test , 4 days I figure. This times out perfect for the Bahamas trip idea. I even have a lead on a $50 trailer for it...(yes I'm sure it needs work).
I really appreciate the advice This way I can say its your fault when the wife says something about having 2 boats.
I'm sure The 1st mate and I will be much happier and safer, have a bigger boat like this might mean a move to the coast or am I to young to retire and stay away from this weather?