Re: The Chicken or the Eggs?
If I took the mast off the deck, I could (almost) fit my Catalina 22 into a very small 2 car garage. It still helped to be able to back most of the way into the garage to work on the boat. If you can find another place to park the boat, then that would open up lots of other possibilities for boats in the same price range.
BTW, I had the same problem with buying stuff that I didn't really need yet, even AFTER I bought the boat. Kind of wishful thinking that I would be sailing far and wide sooner than was reasonable.