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Just getting started?? Intro.
First time poster, first time sailor, I guess you could say this is my first time whatever,
I am sure this is not the first time for this type of post and it won’t be the last, so here goes.
This web sight is great! More info than I can read or remember.
The wife and I would like to get into sailing. Weekend cruising nothing more at this time. I am located in North central Florida about an hour from the East Coast.
I am getting to that 50 year old stage and she is not far behind, We both work. I work a rotating 12 hour maintenance schedule and she a 9 to 5 M-F office professional.
I am looking for a first boat (trainer/keeper) I am as green as they get but trainable. I have looked at the, I sell boats.com, used boats.com, Sailboat trader and of course this site, and then some for a while now. I have only laid hands an feet on a few boats to date.
Can you say confused?
I have located a Cape Dory 25, 1977 full keel w/outboard. Boat seems to be in good shape for a 30 year old boat. It can be left where it is if I buy the boat, Slip fee is reasonable located on the St Johns river. The owner is willing to give a few lessons to help get me started.
My question is.
Any info on The cape Dory good or bad would be helpful, and does anybody know a surveyor in the Jacksonville area. And is 25’ too big to learn on?
Sorry for the long first post, and not quite sure where to post, New, buy, or general.