I am having alot of internal turmoil over this.We own a 1987 34 ft hunter. Nice boat. I have done alot of work to bring her back to what i would say is a 9 boat. In other words, new everything. We are moving in three yrs to no. minnesota to our lakehome on leech lake. It is big, 40 miles long and deep. I dont want the hunter up there. Dont want the marina fees, etc. I am looking at only cape dorys 25 and 27. the 25 is cheap for about 10k but is quite simple.The 27 is about 25k for a good one and has all the stuff. I like to tinker. Dont want another restoration project though. That almost burnt me out. We will have a 20 ft sportboat for fishing and other fun. I will moor my sailboat in front of our house and keep it on a trailer. What do you think? Go for the 25footer for 10k and keep it simple or buy a 27 footer with a few more things and comforts. I have sailed neither. I am 6ft 2. Help me out. thanks. craig in mpls.