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Chasing dreams

I guess ill start with the mushy part.I am young but very driven.I god willing am in position to retire young at 49!It is a joint dream of me and my wife to do some coastal sailing after i retire.But i know nothing of sailing I am 24 with 2 kids and a modest at best budget.Every thing else is put away for the future dad always said its not how much you make but how much you can save.I would love to have 3 boats in this life time.A small boat to learn on 16 feet or less, A over night cruiser in a few years when kids are older you know spending weekends at the lake 25 feet or so, And after i retire a coastal cruiser to hop from port to port down the coast.And i know before any one says it big dreaming right lol.But here is where i stand my first step in this journey is here to ask for help.I want a small sail boat but dont know how to pick one lasers and sunfish look to sporty and fast pace i am looking for fun cruising.This boat will be bought used and after looking at used prices i could almost git over night cruisers for the same money as smaller boats.For now all sailing would be done at a couple small lakes maybe brookville but thats a little big to start i think.Also do small sailboats prepair you for the bigger boats.Sorry this is long winded and thanks for any help.
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