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Re: How big is too big for one man?
FWIW, I disagree with the "buy a small boat" approach. It's fiscally wasteful and unnecessary.
Do the research, figure out what kind of boat meets your needs, shop among the boats that fills those needs, and buy your boat.
But wait, that doesn't mean that you should learn to sail on a 40 footer as your first boat. Go to sailing clubs. Borrow dinghies, crew on a variety of raceboats on Wednesday nights and distance regattas. You can build your sailing skills without owning an entire series of boats.
Once you build your skills, start sailing your own battleship. By then, you should have a fair clue about what you're doing.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168