Release the hounds! Just kidding. Not sure of your budget but Chuck has some very good advise! A 26 footer shouldn't set you back too much, could be ready to sail and wayyyy more comfy if you do some shopping. They seem to be very reasonably priced and lots of them around. At the end of the day it's your choice but do some serious window shopping and kick some tires. Start with Yachtworld.com and use the advanced search engine. You might be surprised what you find.
1977 38 foot C&C Mark 1
Sailing the Exuma Islands, Bahamas