I bought my Ted Brewer Murray 33 without a sail test. Since I didn't know how to sail there was not much point in a test. Things have worked out OK although I still suspect that I am the weak link in the sail department.
At that length and plating she will not be quick but that is a personal preference. I like my Murray 33 well enough and they sound to be roughly similar boats.
I would however take a great deal of time to inspect and investigate the hull
plating as said above. Especially the interior
. Rust can hide under new paint
, for a while.
Also, if you buy the boat, steel
boats want to remain DRY inside. A little moisture can do a lot of damage. If you are going to be leaving the boat for any period of time it needs to have very good ventilation. I saw a South African steel boat a couple of months ago. It had been on the hard
for a while and was just soaked inside, mildew was already a bad issue. If someone doesn't buy that boat fast it will be scrap.