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Hi there! I'm pretty new to sailing, but am learned enough to look into buying a small boat to sail around and anchor in.
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Where are you going to be sailing and what is your budget... also, will you be wanting to keep the boat in the water or on a trailer???

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I'd keep it in the water...
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Still haven't mentioned where you'll be sailing and what your budget is.

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sorry, My budget is flexible and I's be sailing in boston harbor and a nearby river. The waters are mostly calm and that's where I've been learning
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What kind of sailing will you be doing? Day sailing, weekend trips, coastal cruises, etc? The more information you give, the better the answers you will get as a general rule. Also, if you make it like pulling teeth to give information, you're far less likely to get useful help.

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once again I apologize.... I'm looking into day trips mainly, but I would like to be able to overnight. I'm really not trying to pull teeth, just new to the whole forum thing. sorry
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Hmm.. The Cape Dory 25 and the J/24 are both good starter boats... The first is a full-keel, exceptionally seaworthy boat, the latter a very popular one-design racing boat that has a small cabin. What are your eventual sailing plans???

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I'm not thinking of any racing or anything major, I just love to go out and sail. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll go look them up.
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there are dozens of boats that would make good starter boats, depending on your budget and what kind of sailing you want to do.

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