Ron welcome to Sailnet.
+3 on taking an introductory class.
A 101 class is usually taught over a weekend and it will help put a lot of things in perspective and give you a big leg up on the learning curve.
I saw from your other posts that you're in San Fran. As I remember the water there is pretty cold. So a small dinghy, which is a wet ride, might not be ideal.
There are a LOT of great little boats out there under $2K. After a class you'll have a better idea of what you want. And the best news is you'll be able to resell that boat for what you paid for it if/when you decide to look at something different (try that with a bigger boat
Oh and did anybody mention small sailboats are a friggin' absolute blast!!!
Originally Posted by Ron R
I would like the setup to be under $2k (yes I know that is some of you guys drink budget for a weekend)
Dude I may be Irish but cool it with the stereotypes. I keep the bar bill under four figures -- most of the time.