Hey everyone out their. Hope all is well, no fould weather or poor winds (right).
Had a question, working towards moving into the cruising size craft (41 ft or up) and, while we are still land locked by that ugly four letter word (work), my wife and I would like to sail as much as possible, even getting out for a bad day on the water relieves stress!
That said, I have a couple of options, I am re-learning to sail after a hiatus from it of about 15 years, while my wife, Jess, is learning for the first time. I have an opportunity to restore (paint on bottom and top) the boat I learned in, a 16 ft flying juinor, or purchase a 14 ft amf cat.
Both offer a different type of adventure, but, I was wondering which, if either, I would be better off going into. The cost of materials to repair the juinor is about the same as the cost to obtain the cat, which has a few spider paint runs on its hull as well.
I was looking into purchasing about a 25 ft boat to daysail in, but these smaller boats would be easier for my wife and kids to use when I was not around, and would still give us the opportunity to sail under different wind conditions, something I believe is paramount to the buildup.
Just throwing it out there to see what the community thinks is the better way to go. Thanks