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Re: Hunter 23 Purchase tips
A sailing club is a great idea, if there's a good one in your area.
I got a Catalina 22 (similar in size to the Hunter 23) and it was (and still is) a great first boat. It's big enough to give you that big boat stability and feel, but small enough that it's easy to push around by hand any mistakes you make won't be too expensive. And it's big enough to camp overnight in if you like.
Check to make sure everything is there. Boat bits add up fast, so if you hear "all it needs are new sails and some new lines" be wary. Even for a boat that size, new sails could be $2000.
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