The Almand is kind of the Ford or Chevy of it's time. The quality is not great but not bad either. How suitable the boat is depends on how you plan to use it. As a liveaboard
it leaves much to be desired. Go below and admire all of the room then ask yourself where you will stow your belongings. Would I cross an ocean in one, probably not. Would someone else, they probably have. For daysails, weekends and local sailing in shallow water
it is OK. You have already figured out some of it's sailing charastics. The big question is, how well was it maintained? This is a boat that does not do well if neglected. A thorough survey
by a "qualified" surveyor
will answer this question much better that this board can. The questions you would like answered are hard to do sight unseen.