Thanks for the welcome guys.
DRFerron, that's really helpful, thank you. The winter here is very mild, as Jd1 can probably attest to. I'm hoping to be able to sail most of the year, but we'll see.
I have a few other random questions that I haven't found the answer to:
- Most boats I've looked at online seem to have a head, although some seem to have those portable chemical toilets. I'm assuming that a proper head is preferable, but how does one typically empty the holding tank?
- Some boats come with a dingy, but what is the preferred option for stowing it? Lashing it to the deck looks like it might make the deck cramped on a boat that size. What about towing it? How much would that slow me down?