Well, the other guys had 2 day courses in sailing and have deckhand certificate
And we plan to hire or ask someone for help for the first several times we go out.
I tried to find a similar boat on craigslist and found the same one. The guy wanted 15.5k there, so I think 12.9 is ok price, we actually went down a bit and made an offer. So, pending inspection I'll be the boat owner pretty soon.
I'll check out the books on sailing - any other good ones other then sailing for dummies?