I know what you mean Chris!
I do regret having to part with our Sabre 28'. I have always been a fan of the Pearsons and the CD's. I sailed a 30' ketch (a friend of mine owned it years ago...and I saw her for sale in Provincetown recently...if only I could afford her...)
I will keep the eyes and ears open Chris and see what I come up with. We are in no rush and, in fact, my wife Kerin and I have discussed saving up the pennies over the next few years, renting the house, and going cruising for a year. We are looking over all the financial stuff right now. Not sure when the boat comes into play though...we really need to get all our duck in a row right now, but we will continue to research the boats and see what we can find. I saw a 1972 Westsail 32' for sale for $25,000...what a pretty boat!!!
Thanks for your help, and any more advice you may want to share...I am all ears!!!