Small Hunter, how small?
Sailing here and there, protected inland lakes or out in the open water where nasty weather can get real nasty?
You can afford a decent boat. About what size do you think you want? We ask how much money because we see it all the time where a dreamer thinks he can find an old derelict for a couple thousand dollars, fix it up and sail around the world. if you want advice, we want a dollar figure on how much you plan to spend. Stop being so vague.