I'm highly competitive by nature and I want to get into sailing. Did some research and would like to get a laser rather than a sunfish. I'm 19, 5'8/9, and weigh 135 LBS, and some say that is tad bit to light. But, again, I'm highly competitive and want to start owning as fast as I can. I'm looking for a used one that is equal to the newer ones in the matter of construction; don't want them to have an advantage over me. I'm a college student and can't drop $1,000 on a boat (would rather get a bike), but 700 is my max. Perhaps something can be worked out. Cash and labor or something, who knows.. Just want to start getting out there ASAP and start racing.