42's were the largest of the Searunner's. John Marples is still active and sells the Searunner
design plans along with Constant Camber he and Brown are good friends. Marples is in St Ausgustine Fla. Google
and you can get his phone
number. If you can get the hull
number John may be able to give you some history
of that boat
Trimariners Pages and you can see a current
list of boats people are sailing. Some of them have email
address. As the Packard ad's used to say "ask the man who owns one"
They are very seaworthy
, comfortable boats, and have taken their owners thousands of sea miles. Of course they are somewhat dated and don't look as flash as the new models. but again very sea worthy. I don't think you would be disappointed with a Searunner. Of course they are wood, nothing wrong with that, my boat was wood. They all have glass skins.
The boat you mention has been on the hard
for some time. It may be available at a good discount. If I wasn't committed to a Cross I would check it out. I would prefer a Searunner over a Cross as they have a centerboard
and very shallow draft
something to consider if you are cruising the pacific or anywhere for that matter.
Finally I met a couple in Bundaberg Queensland
some years ago who had a 42. They had sailed from SF. They were very pleased with their boat's performance and sea keeping ability. Unfortunately they lost
her in the tsunami in Phuket.