Re: Seaworthy Sailboat Help!
Have you ever sailed on the ocean? If not....I would suggest you offer to crew a few times before you buy a boat....that way you will know what you will want to have as far as size, systems, equipment and such, plus you will see if ocean travel really is for you. It will also help you to determine if your budget will cover the things you will need.
I have found that each person is different....what some consider essential is excess to others.