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Hi! Just joined to learn about certain sailboats. Looking to purchase fairly soon. We looked at a J/30 and am now looking into a Pearson 303. Any suggestions or advice would be great.

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Welecome aboard. Your plan sounds much better than mine was. I was looking for uncertain sailboats.
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RP - I had the same idea's and similar boats in mind after learning (still learning) to sail. But fortunately encountered sailor friends that talked me into chartering first - buying later. Chartered 2 x BVI and 2 x Lake Superior - different boats and sizes each time to get a feel for what is managable by me and first mate and what features were desired / required for happiness on the water. Read a lot of articles on this site and reviews of all boats considered as well as more than a few "Buying a Sailboat" articles. Maybe you have done that already - if so - good luck and welcome to sailing!
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