Good day to you all! I signed up to hopefully gain some insight/enlightenment/advice from the forum members. I'll start with my back story to hopefully steer this thread in the right direction. I am in my late 30's, live in the mid west, have no sailing experience, 4 sons (7, 5, 3, 1), 2 grandparents in their 70's and I'm looking to get into sailing! I am not looking to race and just want to be able to take my family out for rides on the lake my grandparents live on. My grandparents had a ~15' when I was very young and I would like to be able to take them out on the water as well, hopefully without tipping or splashing them to regularly. The kids however will probably enjoy every tip over and drop of water that comes our way intentionally or not. I would like to be able to take myself and at least 2 others at a minimum. Now comes the kicker. I am trying to make this happen on a very low budget. I have a medical problems and my family is single income (me) so my budget is tight. Ideally I am looking to spend $1-3K at most and probably cant even make that happen until next summer. I am trying to get the front end leg work done now so I can be scouring the internet in the off season in hopes of finding a good deal. I don't really know what I am looking for but the ones I saw pictures/info about and liked so far (ex: Hunter 15) were beyond my budget. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. If you need any further info to narrow it down please ask away. Thanks in advance!