I agree with meuritt, a 30 foot motorsailer
with a tall pilot house and a shortened rig might not be exactly what you need on a 10 to 12 knot
day trying to get to Catalina
. He's right on the money
, the Fisher
is a double ender. If you are a 'Conehead' this arrangement might work, but the boat is way too small to pretend it is a Morgan 45
M8 these boats are based on hard core
North sea conditions not the summer 'blonde kisses' near CA.
The reason is why I even answered this thread because I am looking for 'almost' the same vessel.
(I live on the East coast
of Vancouver Island, Canada
where we have very strong currents, almost still seas, nasty cold weather
in Winter and Fall...you name it, I can find a reason for a Pilot house vessel here.
They are also stinking hot in a semi tropical sea, not exactly ther fastest boat on the planet...
Consider also a Banjer 37 (hard to find)
or a larger sized Fisher so you can breathe...and live.
Unless you need a solid pilot house (because it is cold as snot where you may live) consider any fast modern yacht with easily handled sails
and put an xtra $5k aside for a full dodger
all around to extend your seasons.
Just a thought from someone who needs to fly to AZ to keep from freezing his nuts off in December.
Best Wishes, Buddy