We owned one back in the late 80's and 90's. We liked the boat a lot and cruised it on the Gulf Coast
with our two children
. Recently an elderly lady, over 70, sailed one from Mexico
to Hawaii single
o. Good read if you can locate the article. I am now searching for the article as I had the magazine in the last two weeks.
Well rigged, tough boat. The "Orion" is still in the New Orleans
area having survived "KATRINA" in '05, in the Orleans Marina. Ours had a Perkins
4-107. One problem was the fuel tank
location. It is under the floor, above the keel
, and is triangle shaped. The lower end tends to corrode as if the bilge
is not dry as it sits in the water
. We repaired ours as it was fairly simple to remove and access is good.