Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23
A used boat is fine. I can fix anything. I'm a jack of all trades type of person.
Not sure about water depth?
And you'll have to be to own a boat.
With your budget you might want to stick with around 30 feet or so, although in this economy deals can be found for larger boats. No matter what length, unless you already know how to buy a boat, you would want a survey done by a professional.
You might start with the Catalina 30. She's roomy and a proven boat for coastal and day sailing. I'm sure others will chime in with many other suggestions, too.