We have sailing friends who own one. In fact many people have friends who own one since over 500 were built.
is huge, which is great for entertaining but not so good for sailing offshore
. You may wish to install extra cockpit
drains. Otherwise, they sail well and handle weather
well. The boat is forgiving and will head
up all by itself in a heavy gust. Plus they are inexpensive.
Make sure the fiberglass centerboard
and the pennant to raise and lower it are in good condition. Otherwise, they have the problems that you typically see in a 35-40 year-old fiberglass
These boats have no quarterberths. But that means an extra cockpit lazarette for storage