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Welcome to Sailnet!
A C&C 29 would be a great starter boat, especially if it's in good condition. If you're confident that you're going to enjoy boat ownership, then starting small would end up being a (short lived) stepping stone and you'd be moving up soon in any event.
Be sure to arrange a good marine survey as part of the buying process - make completion conditional upon satisfactory results. Any defects turned up by the surveyor can form renegotiation positions and you'll get fewer surprises down the road....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)