, mine has dual 25 gal diesel tanks
. For potable water
, there is one plastic (probably original) tank under the floorboards (unsure of size, I don't use it), and two SS tanks
under the V-berth (about 15 gal ea). The SS ones I'm pretty sure are additions, but with your different cabin configuration, who knows what you've got. As far as sailing, she'll go in anything but light wind
. It doesn't take much to push her along under a reach or run (I often sail wing-on-wing in mod-heavy wind) at 3 kts. Getting the extra 2-3 kts (my record
is 7.2 with wind, waves and current). On a reach or broad reach with the stays'l, she's well balanced. Close hauled she has quite a bit of weather helm
, but then again, my mains'l is rather tired and not an ideal shape. Wing on wing with a whisker pole is a breeze, though in any seas I'd be sure to have a preventer on the main. I have gone short distances wing-on-wing without a pole at all. With the cutter
stay, tacking in light wind poses the same problems that most cutters have, though with a reefed jib
(roler-furled on mine), she tacks just fine in mod-heavy wind. The hardest part is docking
with a decent off-dock breeze, since the bow has lots of windage and almost no draft
. Of course, I've got a narrow slip and am usually single-handing, so that doesn't help any. I have sailed in heavier weather
with just a stays'l (probably 33 yrs old)/double reefed main and was quite comfortable, but not making any way into the wind. However, I had plenty of steerage and very little water
came on deck-mostly spray.
Hope that helps a bit. Let me know if the deal works out and we'll have to compare equipment
, upgrades, and everything else relevant to a one-off design.