Spent 3 hours inspecting a KP44 in Oriental, NC yesterday and have ruled out the KP44 entirely.
I love her reported sailing qualities and while some of the Formosa
builds are reported as suspect - she tugs hard at my sailors heart...however -
well is too small and cramped ... for me.
The passageway aft is only 51" high - too low ... for me.
access to the front of the Perkins
is way too limited i.e. nearly jammed against the compartment bulkhead ... for me.
These things I can't change.
I did find a very nice 1987 Irwin
43 MkIII that has been well maintained, hauled every winter and has a 7 year old Yanmar
- not a rebuild
but a new motor