My 38 was very well built, heavy. The interior
wood work is impeccable. as mentioned the exterior teak is a PITA. I removed my teak decks in Trini , had the deck
painted and layed down Treadmaster. A plus is that HC cored their decks with little squares so water migration is limited. I also replaced the forward teak hatch
with a modern style hatch
. The push pit is nice for storing stuff, propane
fenders etc. The big "treasure chest" deck storage
boxes look lovely, but are teak strips over cheap
asian ply... by now most are likely rotten.
The boat wallows pretty bad going into a decent chop.
I would strongly recommend you find one with a good size engine
. Mine had the old Yanmar
30hp... not enough. You need a higher hp engine
to make progress thru any seas while motorsailing. A Perkins
4-108 50 hp would be about right.
I found the Pullman berth claustrophobic, hot and hard to get out of.
are buried under the furniture and could be a real issue at this point as these boats are getting pretty old. Be sure to check out how you would get them out of the model you look at.