My brother Tom and I owned Kristina, W32 hull
# 374, back in the late 70s - early 80s, and cruised her heavily in the east coast
When I close my eyes, I can see every detail of that beloved craft. (I am not an independent reviewer.)
However, I also remember all too well how waves over the bow occasionally rushed down the side decks and ended up in the cockpit
. The cockpit arrangement of sitting on the deck with no back support was not comfortable.
There are very nice retrofitted cockpits with seat backs that I have seen on line. I bet those are both more comfortable for long term seating and dryer.
The boat balanced so well - we could't afford a wind vane
, and used to balance the sails
and tie off the tiller. She kept course beautifully under most conditions.
And what a feeling of solid safety
. Nice when you are a newb hundreds of miles at sea!
I am ready to cast off again, but not sure a W32 is what I would take for such a cruise
in my more senior days.
Best to all