My 5 year plan is to buy a small keeler. Looking at something like 32 cavalier / 30 chico etc. Hoping for 20-25k and I'd prefer GRP. I want to do short sails to get the family hooked and would probably consider longer shorthanded sails offshore.
I am fairly handy and can do most small maintenance a boat might need including non structural fibreglass, carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. So a fixer upper is probably the way as long as the boat is sound.
I almost fast tracked the plan this week and stopped just short of winning an auction on TradeMe. This made me th