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Greetings to all,
I just found this website and can't get away from it... Couple of days ago, I got the bug and have started to think about purchasing a boat. This will be a year down the road, but I would like to start planning and know what I'm getting myself into.
Aside from the Red Cross certificate I received for taking a sailing class in JR high school and renting a cat in Key West for 1 hour, I don't have a clue about sailing or buying a boat. I plan on taking some sailing classes to learn the basics, but I need some guidance on purchasing a boat.
From reading some of the recommendations, I think Albin Vega would be a good boat to start and grow into. I would like to do day trips and as I gain more experience a week long trip down to coast with my wife.
I would like to get an expert's assessment when looking at a boat, but what do I look for in hiring surveyor? Do they have a certification process? What is the going rate for a surveyor?
How should I plan out the budget? What is the insurance like for a 27' sailboat? Aside from the slip / storage fee, are there anything else?
I'm sorry if my questions are elementary, but I don't want to get over my head.