I agree the cheslr. I have a 91 3 7 5. Build quality is average, some things are poorly done, especially when you start poking your head
around in the hidden areas. For example on my boat the cockpit
lazerettes are not separated from the main hull
. If these were ever breached for whatever reason, you would sink the boat (hence not a good candidate for blue water).
That being said, the boat does not do any one thing well but certainly gives something in all areas, maybe not to the highest possible standard. I also agree they are somewhat tender
, with large sail areas (I can get hull speed
in 9 or 10 knot
breeze, you want to start thinking about reefing at 12-14 knots.). Interior
layout is excellent for a coastal cruiser, couldn't find much in this price
range that could touch it.
For me, interior
layout gets higher ranking than some of the other issues (i.e. on the 3 7 5, large aft cabin
, separate shower
stall, decent sized head
, lots of seating at the table, more than enough storage
below for coastal cruising).