I just joined the forum and need some advice. I'm brand new to sailing, having recently taken ASA 101 with 103 & 4 coming in March in Panama City. I plan to purchase a used coastal sailer/camper. I'm really concerned about the maintenance issues with a swing keel. I'm guessing, but it seems a dagger board would require less maintenance. The Compac 19 seems like it would be a good choice since the keel is fixed, but it's not beachable (or is it). I've seen some pretty good deals on a WWP19, and I seem to keep coming back to it, especially the bluewater hull version. How reliable is a dagger board? Would a WWP 19 be a good choice and would a boat that small make a good/safe coastal cruiser in the North Florida area around Shell Point - if you pick the right day to sail? Thanks, I'll take any and all advice.