Nothing wrong with an early IOR boat.. as they were designed for open ocean racing
and will put up with anything you throw at it while cruising.
the only issue you might have is the boat is designed to go fast, damn fast, and you need to know how to handle the boat and the speed..
I own an early IOR design and I cant see putting a person with little or no exeprence in control.. If its your first boat, Id look for something else.. if you come from a racing
background, your love the boat.
sailing DDW is not an issue, as a slight run off the rum
line will streighten out the squirleys and build better speed..
, thats an owners responsibilty.. dont push it past the point where you can control it.. if its out of control, its your fault, not the boats..
comfort, the faster it sails
, the smoother it gets.. The best part...It will make a fast passage
, keeping you off the open water
less, and less is good..