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Around here, ie Salish Sea if I can swag where you are at, you will mostly find mono hulls, A few cats and tris are scattered around.
As far as who much to spend......For $120-140 you could get yourself into a 30-34' Hunter, Catalina, Bene or jeanneau new! There is an older 07 36' 36i Jeanneau for 160K in seattle, equal new would be 180'ish. A 35' Jeanneau in Anacortes for 125K or there abouts, not remembering actual dollars right now.
Or there are LOTs of 36' Catalina's or equal from 20 yrs ago for the mid 20-50K range. BUT, these might also take some $$ to fix up. vs a new one, go sailing, make payments which might be less than the fix up costs to a degree too. You will need 20% down typically.
I do know of a Bavaria match 35, a fast cruise/race boat, 110K or there abouts, with a 0 down option. If I could get this personally, I would.
There is NO right or wrong per say, only how you want to spend the money.
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