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Re: Your Thoughts and experience needed
I'm a newbie, just bought my first boat, a Newport 28.
my idea is to start smallish and work up to something 32'-36'.
I also have the requirement to be able to handle her alone, my wife enjoys sailing but i don't want to put any pressure on her as i am way more enthusiastic.
your dream is as realistic as your definition of "not alot of work, i want to relax" is. sailing takes effort, as does maintenance. I'm assuming for you as for myself that effort will be part of the fun, though i suppose it may seem like work until it becomes more second nature and, well, effortless...
I'm doing this on a budget, and hope to enjoy learning how to and then maintaining my boat and its systems myself.
best of luck, listen to good advice and don't let naysayers deter you.