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post #1 of Old 06-16-2010 Thread Starter
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First of all, new here, hello everyone. Great resource we have here. I've spent hours reading...

Ok, so heres the deal. I have never owned or operated a sailboat. While I know some basic terms and oprating procedures for some, I'm still plowing through books to learn the ropes of sailing. I'm an absolut rookie.

That being said...

...I'd like to buy a sailboat.


I'd like to be able to sail single-handed. (locally, on a lake. I won't be crossing oceans. Yet. I just need to be able to handle the boat alone.)
I'd like to be able to sleep on-board. (2 minimum)
I'd like a simple boat for my first sailboat.
I'd like the interior to offer a dining table. (Might seem like an odd request, but theres a good reason)

Can you guys suggest what size sailboat I should look for, and if you can provide types, makes and models too, that would be great.

I have a local sailing club that will be teaching me how to sail, but most of the use will be alone, or with my girlfriend, sailing and staying on board for weekends.

Thanks in advance...
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