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post #1 of Old 10-07-2011 Thread Starter
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Sailing the PNW

My wife and I have downsized our lives from twin engineering incomes and related, to owning a small auto repair business. We are currently living on a very small amount of money in a nice, but older 35' 5th wheel.

I would very much like to purchase a sailboat and sail the Pacific Northwest. We pretty much have 2 options.

1. Purchase a smaller/trailer-able sailboat (20'-28') and sail the many lakes/harbors in the area.
2. Purchase a larger boat (35'-42') and livaboard in Newport,OR

My existing sailing experience/knowledge is from smaller sailboats (<20') in protected waters.

I very much love the water and being out on it, and am most excited about the livaboard option, though my wife is a bit on the fence about it.

Any general advice, or advice on how we could get more experience and be able to make a more informed decision in the future?

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