My Dad had one of these as his first "big boat".
From what I can remember it was stoutly built with an encapsulated keel
and small bilge
keels so she could dry out upright. The ballast was "Belfast confetti" aka steel
punchings in resin, not very high tech to say the least.
was a Volvo
MD2, 12hp IIRC. Bog standard masthead rig, reasonable turn of speed down wind
, but not so hot upwind, with that underwater profile she wasn't going to set the world on fire.
We had a lot of fun with her as a family
. Two grown ups and a pair of ankle-biters. We sailed her in the Med.