Hello, New to the forum and new to sailing and looking for some input. To give a bit of background, I'm not new to boating, I've been a commercial fisherman for thirty five years. I hold a 1600 ton ocean masters license and have fished offshore on everything from Maine lobster boats to factory trawlers in the Bering sea, Russia and the North Atlantic. I've owned a number of boats, the largest being 90'. In all this time I've been on sailing vessels twice for day sails. Now I'm retiring after open heart surgery and am looking for a sailboat. I live in Maine and would like to be able to go offshore for a few days at a time and maybe some time go down to the Caribbean for the winter. I've been looking at sailboats for quite awhile and have a few vague opinions. Financially I have limited funds (due to medical expenses) and don't mind a boat that needs some work. I like more traditional looking boats and am presently interested in a Tartan 27 but the suggestions of more experienced sailors is more than welcome. This forum has been a wonderful source of information and I look forward to participating.