I have a budget of $5,000 or less. I live north of Dallas/Fort so the choices may not be as wide as what you might have on the Great Lakes, East Coast, PNW etc. I am looking for something that you can day sail and spend the night on from time to time. I would also like to be somewhat competitive in can races when that time arises. The boss hasn't spent much time on the water so somewhat dry would be nice. So far what I have an interest in is:
Seafarer 26. Great condition, lot's of extras and in the price range: (Will be looking at this 03/16/2019) But relatively slow. N.E PHRF 240 $4,500. In the water locally.
Cal 25 MK II. Looks to be in good shape but how can really tell just by photos. Has the comfort and is a mite more nimble than the Seafarer. Have not planned to view as it's over 3 hours away.
H Boat. Another member here let me know about this boat and is going to report on the condition of to me soon. Nice performance but not near as comfortable as the above two boats.
Columbia 26 MK II. This boat has been on sale in this area off and on for the last couple of years. I see it is rated as high as 246 (Long Island) Looks comfortable. Condition unknown
Those are just a few but if there are people on here that are in my area and know of any other boats that might be for sale shoot me a PM. I thought that this was going to be easy. And it's always fun to spend other people's money. So, bring on the opinions, suggestions, etc. (*)(*) <----- Boobs