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Pick up a book called "The Complete Trailer Sailor" by Brian Gilbert (or something like it). Gilbert has all kinds of information in there, but most importantly, a section with boats for 15' to 28', photos, diagrams, specifications, on about 50 different boats. It can help you narrow down what you're looking for and what you like.
We bought a Lancer 25 a few years ago for $2200 (no trailer). It is the perfect boat for us. We sail the coast of southern Maine and have has so much fun doing it. As you are of the female persuasion, keep an eye on the head. Make sure that it is big enough to do lady type stuff without pulling a muscle. Some boats have a porta-pottie set on the floor of the cabin. Lots of room but no privacy. I am a man but I DO listen to my lovely bride.
Well, get ready for the ride of your lives!