Howdy howdy! I've been doing a lot of research, a lot of studying and I'd like to get some personal viewpoints of different sailors with different boats. My goal, my wife and I would like to be able to sail the carribean as well as the atlantic and what do you guys think are the best blue water boats? Any suggestions, comments? Novice sailor, no stranger to navigation though, commercial pilot. Should I start out small and get plenty of experience along the coast? Of course the book says to do that, has anyone come along with a more economical way of doing it? Thank you for any feedback! Much appreciated.