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Old newbie in Atl

Hi everyone.

Probably a common story. Learned to sail a while back. Sailed Savannah and the Chesapeake and some lake sailing but have been away a while.

I've been thinking of coming back. I'm looking a getting a sailboat that I can stay on over night or for a week or so at a time if needed. I'm married and have 2 daughters (7 and 9) so I need something that could sleep 4.

I thought I'd start with lake sailing (Lake Lanier N of Atl) with the idea of moving to more coastal sailing (Savannah, GA coast, SC coast) after getting re-acclimated.

I'm amazed at the quantity of quality info here and wonder if I can ever take it all in.

Just a couple of newbie questions.....

- does my plan make sense?
- how large a boat can you pull on a trailer -- 25, 28, 30?
- are there boats that can make the transition from the lake to the coast?
- did I read somewhere that Catalinas don't make good ocean boats? There seems to be a lot of those for sale around her.

Thanks to everyone for all the awesome info here on sailnet.
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