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Yurtie,
What is the length of the least expensive slip you can rent? It is probably large enough for a 25 foot boat and will cost you that whatever size boat (up to 25') you put in it. Denise's point that four adults can cost you 600 (or more) pounds should be a consideration. A beamier boat (length being equal) that carries the beam well aft can accomodate more weight in the cockpit than narrower designs. If your crew is inclined they can go to the weather rail and make the boat stiffer allowing you to carry more sail. But four full sized men will fill to overflowing the cockpit on most 20' boats.
If I were in your shoes, I would figure out where the boat is going to be kept and size it from there. Remember that "two footitis" is a pernicious disease.
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I haven't checked what is available at the marinas here, so your point, ccrider, may be a good one. i'm in no hurry to buy. I've considered joining the local yacht club so that i can use their fleet of Sharks. That may be an option for this upcoming summer!
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The Shark is a great starter/learning boat.. it was our first though we outgrew it quickly. Since you're not in a great hurry to buy, finding a way to experience a range of different boats before you do buy is a very smart plan.
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