Fuji 32 is a good choice for someone who likes to cruise
. If you are out to race
then it is not a good choice. It does not tack on a dime and doesn't turn quickly in a harbor. Once to sea and set a course it'll stay on track like a locomotive and that's what you want when you are going port to port. Learn to use the mizzen staysail and you'll have fun.
I had the same design in the Mariner 35 and once I learned to sail it properly it did very well for me. It had a 27 foot waterline and averaged 5+ knots from Hawaii
You should check the Fuji for soft spots in the cabin
top and sides and the aft of the cabin
trunk especially where there are ports
. Check the deck
for signs of soft areas. It is a sign of dry rot
in the core
under the fiberglass
. It takes a lot of effort, time and money
to correct those things.
If it checks out to be very good then it is a forever boat.
It's a full keel boat. Long keel too. I use the terms interchangeably.