Well the S&S Tartan had a very narrow rear end but is a bit more in the beam so yes it was a bigger boat and it sailed like a witch, loved it. The E39 I sailed was the flush deck
model and I have suggested that design to many people wanting a tough boat on a budget
, its pretty hard to beat. Your boat shares the same hull
but has a different deck which makes it a pretty nice looking boat. Usually those designs tend to get a little hard to steer downwind with the chute up in a strong breeze but do just fine under working sails
Anyways I think you picked a winner and I'd rather take that boat offshore than many of the newer ones. If you summered in the Baja
I really take my hat off to you.