I have a 1974 38C ketch
) with bowsprit
, and standard rig, including a stayless forestaysail.
beautifully fully rigged or under jib
& jigger; very easy to singlehand, even with no lines led aft; tracks well; reasonably close-winded; easy motion in a seaway; gorgeous lines; palatial interior
; nice teak
parquet cabin sole
with tub; very easy engine
access; shoal draft
A bit tender
; very low-budget interior
(wood grain vinyl crudely heat-sealed to all surfaces; I've removed most of it); one-piece FG liner with poor access to tankage and plumbing
, often requiring cutouts; significant blister issue (sloppily repaired by a former owner; I'm redoing it as we speak, complete with barrier coat, a BIG job!); halyards run through blocks on tangs, not thru masthead fitting; sole of steering
quadrant compartment delaminated, affecting steering
(fixed with brace); wide coachroof limits passage
on side decks; significant windage can interfere with backing up.
Overall, I'm very satisfied, and plan to keep Roundelay
(my 6th hole in the water) for the long haul.