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Looking for some opinions
Three years ago we had the same situation.
We had some idea on what we should look for using our past sailboat charting experience.
Without getting to wordy???
Main issues were new or used, size (what were we comfortable in handling) and price which we set at the outset. We explored this issue on the NET, in magazines and in visiting several boat brokers.
Once we decided on the above issues we made a list of what basic things the boat should have.
We then began our search on the various boats for sale sites on the NET and visiting brokers. We did set a search radius since we didn''t want to travel long distances, like to FL, CA, etc.
We finally bought a used 38" Irwin Center Cockpit. Very happy with it despite some drawbacks.
Hope this helps. Any further questions kindly post and we will try to respond.