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Seconded on other people's boats, ASA sailing course, and the catalina 27. It's good to go time and again with friends, and then fill in what they didn't know you didn't know with a course. Around the size range that sleeps 5-6, you tend to get a fixed keel and a good deal more fuss. Some of your goals may be for your 2nd or 3rd boat. You may not be ready for the boat you're destined to have in the long run. I make it sound hard but it's not, $10k could get you a decent 30' and you could just skip the foreplay and go to the school of hard knocks. Hardest part for me was the purchase, to line up finance, a surveyor, a captain for the sea trial, things that can be avoided with a trailer sailor.
Living aboard is easy, too. I don't know why everyone doesn't do it but i'm glad they don't.
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