Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
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I have some basic advice for you. Get yourself a small trailerable or car-toppable boat, like a Laser or a Lido 14. You should be able to get a nice one for $1,500. Take some lessons and learn to sail her.
You'll be able to sell the boat for what you paid for it, probably, and you'll have good experience before you get your big boat.
Where are you located, specifically? You may find someone here to help you out.
1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"
"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown