Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Orleans
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Best of luck and good sailing to you. I think you're doing the right thing, in my experience the best sailors come out of small boats first. Also, you won't invest too much in that first used boat, and can then sell her for about what you paid, and decide what's next.
I started on the small Honda rice-banger twins, pretty much stuck with them except once when I had a '48 Indian fixer-upper....