Originally Posted by -Archangel-
The boat would be use for coastal cruising and does not need a trailer, since it will be moored in a marina. I want it to be able cruise with it to both near and far locations.
When you say far locations, what do you mean? Are you still staying close to the west coast or are you talking about crossing the Pacific. If you are looking to do true blue water (in the middle of the ocean) sailing, then we are looking at a totally different boat. A coastal cruiser and a blue water boat are 2 different ($$) animals.