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Oh, and just one other thought to consder
I do not know what type of vehicle you drive, but it better be a serious truck or Suburban. Most fixed keel sailboat are going to push an easy 5000 lbs, and I think that is low. I have pulled a 250 and it is NOT fun to pull. I have said this before, but will say it again: If you really want to use your boat, put it in a marina. Just add that into the cost of having a boat. You will get to use it whenever you want without a huge hassle, you can just go sit on it at the dock, you will have a lot of comraderie with a lot of other sailors and get to know a bunch of others with similair hobbies and interests.
I could not guess what the % is, but I would bet that the vast majoirty of people that buy a fixed keel "trailerable" sailboat get tired of it within a year because it is too much of a hassle to haul in/out and rig. You can obviously make things a LITTLE easier by buying a water ballast or much smaller day sailor, but you still will be facing a serious pain to get it to the water, rig it, launch it, get it back on the trailor, demast, etc, etc. It is not that hard, just a pain that you will get tired of.
Just my opinion... but many others share it.
Good luck either way.