From what I've gathered through researching my boat, an Aries-32, there are too many similarities to ignore. The boat should handle well. I will mention that deferred maintenance
issues on a boat this old can be burdensome.
The Allied Seawind
30 was designed by Thomas Gilmer, and was a production boat for more than a few years. Please review the Thomas Gilmer thread in the monohull
discussion group, and you will find much more information about the AS-30, and Thos. Gilmer. Simply google
Thomas Gilmer, and the boat. It has a solid history
Is the boat you're looking at one of the FRP models, or one of the production boats built in wood?
I just went through re-building my (now) 33 year-old Westerbeke
W-30, and look forward to many more years of service
from it, though finding parts
will eventually become problematic.
Look through the Aries' group photos on both flickr and picasa, and you will see that the Seawind is much more than just a kissing cousin to the Aries
32/Roughwater 33/Westerly 32 & Southern Cross 31.
The Chester P