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Old 06-21-2011
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newbie needs some advice on which boat to buy


As the title states, I'm new here and fairly new to sailing. I'm looking to buy a sailboat and I'm not sure which would be best. I'd love any input anybody can give me. I'm not a super sailor - I've sailed a sunfish and laser before - just for fun, and I would like to buy a boat. I would like a small boat (I think 16 feet or under). I've only sailed boats that just have a mainsail, so I'm not sure how difficult it would be to learn how to sail with a mainsail and a jib. I'm open to trying though if it isn't horribly difficult. I don't want to spend a ton of money, so nothing fancy or super high end. I would be sailing the boat on a small-ish lake.

I've looked at some sunfishes and lasers, but would I be better off buying a different boat? I really don't know a ton about this, so I'm just trying to make sure I explore all my options.

Thanks so much!
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