This sounds like a discussion of my trusty, old Buccaneer 24. Those that have them like them, and those haven't sailed one pan them.
There are lots of Ventures for sale
, and on any Craig's list. They are a good, cheap
, light boat. The pop tops give good space in a small boat.
A friend went through a hurricane
at sea in a Venture 22 Newport
. He broke a few ribs, but survived the blow, at least 'til the Coasties came to help after the storm, rammed him, and destroyed his Venture.
But the Catalina 22 is a more serious sailer. A fleet of them cross the Gulf stream
into the Bahamas
, if I recall
correctly. I'm not sure I would try that on a Venture 22.