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--I'd only been out sailing with family friends a few times before taking the plunge. As one of them put it, "It only takes you about 2 hours learn to sail, but you'll spend the rest of your life learning how to sail correctly." It doesn't have to be a barrier to your entry if you're willing to be a slave to the details and be smart about the progressive risks you're willing to take.
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Sorry for the (very) late thanks for all the support and suggestions! I'm still in the market, but have not taken the plunge yet. Hopefully this fall after my current assignment is over I'll have more time to research and shop. I'll let you guys know how it turns out!

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Go for it if. I would say check out the Pardys book "The Cost Consious Cruiser" I would have liked to have read it before buying, and I would have loved to bought right now also. As I bought my boat almost a year ago and the boats I've seen that are simular are 2-5k less now. Check out Sailingtexas.com there are tons of boats from all around the gulf area and a nice looking Pearson in the 30 foot range for I think around 15k in the Kehmah, Clearlake area of Texas. Don't think less of boats with a tiller as thats one thing I would prefer a year down the line, that and less is more and more is more of a pain!!
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Lots of good advise here. If you want to read about an amazing couple who bought a cheap, rough 100 year old 28 foot boat in Malta because it was cheaper than renting a flat, look up anything you can about Tim and Pauline Carr. They became enchanted with the boats history, learned to sail her well, ended up becoming sailing legends (they are our heros). I.e. living aboard lead to a whole new life path for them.

Although I don't like to go against the flow, I think I would recommend
learning to sail on a smaller boat, something around 12 or 14 feet. Get out with a local club or take a course. Or even borrow a small boat and get out on the water to learn the magic of sailing. Small boats react faster to sail adjustments, teach you what balance means, teach you to maneuver up to docks under sail and you can't do much damage to anything other than your ego. When you can competently sail the small boat, you will be able to figure out how to upgrade the rig on your 30 footer so it is easy to sail.

Sounds like the beginning of a grand adventure.

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Go for it...

You'll have a blast..and nothing ventured,nothing gained...you'll learn as you go....and a tiller is the best IMHO......
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You'll have a blast..and nothing ventured,nothing gained...you'll learn as you go....and a tiller is the best IMHO......
tiller can be a good thing or so can wheel depending on boat and displacement
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