Re: Hello all
Just starting out? I'd suggest picking up a copy of "The complete Trailer Sailor" by Brian Gilbert. He has tons of great info on small to small-ish boats, trailering and the like. It will help you ti find what you like in a boat. Then pick up a large trailer sailor, say 23 to 25 foot. Take a USCGA coarse in boating (even if you've "been around boats your whole life".). If could save your life. Then get sailing! A small boat will run $1000 to $7000 depending on what you're looking for. If you sailing, go bigger. If you, don't, sell it for what you paid and go on to something else. I suggest the upper end of trailerable because of greater flexibility, less getting wet, and more room for a bottle of Merlot and that special someone. My lovely bride and I spend up to a week at a time on our 25 footer. I bring several bottles then.
So, keep us posted. A few of good names Catalina, Precision, Hunter, O'day.
Happy hunting and keep us posted.