Originally Posted by mrwrench
Heres my questions
[*]Best boat for the buck $
[*]Minimum recommended training, i would appreciate the same recommendations you would give a friend, as you probably already have. Don't be bashful i can take it.
[*]Best places on the web to get info,"links" besides here, this place is awesome!
[*]Best guesstimate on a budget an timeframes to be expected.
Sorry MrWrench...didn't mean to hijack your thread there...
Best boat for the buck...there really isn't a best because it depends on the sailor. For a single handed sailor, I'd look at a Cal 39 Tall Rig.
Minimum training: Rules of the Road, Coastal Navigation, General Seamanship, Offshore Navigation, Weather, Ham General Class
If you want to see a good cruising budget month-to-month, go to: