Re: Taking the bull by the horns
By "3 or 4 people comfortably" do you mean in the cockpit or cruising overnight? The second is not really reasonable in your size range. At the upper end of your size range, trailering and rigging/unrigging is going to a major effort. It's going to quickly take all the fun out of the activity. I would seriously consider finding a slip or mooring that you can keep the boat on to maximize your time on the water. Or stay toward the lower end of your size range.