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Yes, your statements corroborate a bit of the research and googling I have found so far on this type of boat...
THe current owner speaks very highly and dearly of her. She has been in the water for a few years without a good scrape, if I am understanding correctly, and needs at least a good clean.
I also notice that people describe her rigging as light! so, that could be a weak point?? And I found other disgruntled comments too.
My dilemma is that I want something small, double keeled and fairly inexpensive to get me started on the water asap. I want to do a little trip up some of the inlets here. ..to play in the bay.
At the moment, I am not looking for something with a great resale value; nor am I looking for my forever boat...this would be a starter boat, something to learn on...something to tinker with...
But I have the nagging suspicion that I am misguided in thinking sailing is a worry free passion...or that I can get away with buying something for $2k without some degree of worry , work and repair.
I am looking for a small, reliable, easy to handle starter boat. The Tanzer has been recommended, so has a Catalina 27
I appreciate your input.