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Thanks for all your advice! Lot of reading ahead!!!

Is there a ebay type site for use sailboat?
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So where does the J24 fit in? Datsun 240Z?

On a more serious note, I'd second the suggestion to take some sailing classes, and maybe join a sailing/yacht club that lets you take out shared boats.
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So where does the J24 fit in? Datsun 240Z?
Absolutely.

I crewed on one (J 24) in the Houston regatta eons ago. Great fun.

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Thanks for all your advice! Lot of reading ahead!!!

Is there a ebay type site for use sailboat?
Yes there is, along with a few others:

i.html& in Sailboats | eBay

https://www.google.com/webhp?source=search_app#

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So, does that make my Allmand an Edsal?
Nope, Chevy Yukon of sailboats.
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So what is our Ranger 28? We know she's not quite a Cadillac.
Ranger 28- racer/cruiser, under 28 feet, relatively nimble... Audi 4000 of sailboats.

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So where does the J24 fit in? Datsun 240Z?
This man understands how the game is played. Good choice, sir!

of course, that makes the J/88 the 280zx of the fleet...nobody is gonna like THAT comparison.

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Re: Beginner section

Jones, I think we need to capture these in a separate thread.

Sepo, there are several web sites for buying sailboats. My favorites, in no particular order, are eBay.com, Craigslist.org, Yachtworld.com, SailboatListings.com, SailingTexas.com, and Boats.com. SailboatData.com has great basic info on a wide variety of boats and is an invaluable resource for scouting out what different boats look like, their length, weight, etc. SailingTexas has an awesome set of pictures of different boats. Sailboatlistings is a fantastic site, but you have to pay attention to the date on which the listing was posted; many of the boats are sold and for some reason the site doesn't take down the listing.

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Welcome to the community

Grab some books, hang on youtube, and go sailing. You can learn this on your own. If you don't have experience on the water at all take a safety course at a minimum, it will save your butt.

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Hang out a local boat yards and marinas. You may meet sailors who could teach you a lot (volunteer to crew in races), or give you leads on owners that are looking to sell. It is a buyers market in sailboats, so you may find boats that have been on the market for a while with sellers who are now ready to lower their price.

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