I have pretty much decided to buy a 1976 Newport
41 MKII S in the very near future. Before I take the plunge, I would be very much interested if there are any sailors out there with first hand knowledge of these sailboats, especially from people who have owned them. I am planning on cruising the west coast
of US, Mex, and So. America and possibly crossing to Hawaii
, Kiribati and the So. Pacific and possibly as far as Phillipines. After marrying a sailor with a passion for the sea, my wife has made it clear she is never going sailing again, so I will most likely be sailing solo and living aboard
as a bachelor.
I am aware that every boat comes with compromises. I have been away form the sea for far too long. Any input will be greatly appreciated.