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Just need to know what forum to post this but I am new to buying a sailboat and have a budget of 8500 give or take. I will be sailing off the southern coast of Texas, near Port Lavaca and in the bays. I want to use it for weekends mostly in the Bays/protected water but I would like to take her out in the Gulf of Mexico on good days.

1. What is the smallest size I can get away with? And what are your recommendations for brand of boats that would best fit my needs in salt water areas mentioned above?

2. I've looked in many sites and cant seem to find what im looking for. Does anyone know where to look or if they know of a good dealer in the texas area.

Right now I have been looking at the Hunter 25 footer but I want to know if there are better brands to be looking at. I don't really care about cosmetics, just want something strong and dependable.

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You should start a new thread in the boat buyers sections so your question will get the visibility it deserves.
Nice to have you around. If you get it in the right section and in a new thread you will get some great advice.
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add me to SE Florida.
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Scapoose, Oregon. Maybe on into Portland if you are not in a hurry. Available May through October.
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Brisbane Australia, I will try to help out, I live near the Airport and the bay if you want to do a fly in visit.

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st louis mo area I can look at them for you.
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Anyone willing to look at a Pearson Vanguard in Barrington, RI (SE of Providence)?

TrueBlue and Max-On seem to be out sailing.

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I could check it out for you. Pm me with more details.

I'm in Stonington Ct if anyone else needs assistance
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Jim, there are probably others nearby with more experience evaluating boats, but I'd also be willing to help you out. I'm just across the bay from Barrington in RI.

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