No leads Sailorgirl, but I'll keep my eyes posted. I think you've made some pretty sound choices and, as the owner of a Sunstream 40, I agree with you about the layout.
Mine has the tub room forward in the starboard hull
- I am installing water
tight doors in the lockers, some additional cupboards forward and will be using it as the sole interior shower
in the boat. I can also tell you that she tacks easily in as little as 5 knots of wind
, has a comfortable motion and that the hull/deck are extremely solidly built (my only area of delam was a small one in the aft deck
due to improper installation
of some davits
by the previous owner; the only stress cracks are some small ones on a couple of hatch
The only one I know of for sale
at present is overseas and, for its condition, seems a bit overpriced. I should also say that the original interiors use a great deal of carpeting and vinyl headliners that tends to deteriorate over time. I have removed all of mine and installed frp panels
that are more attractive, easy to keep clean, and are easily removable in order to get at deck hardware
. On the other hand, it is a HUGE project
Finally, I should also say that I have come to appreciate the cutter/'Prout' rig for reasons already mentioned in an earlier thread on the topic. All of the boats you have listed tend to have rock solid construction, a similar rig, tempered glass fixed portlights
and pretty impressive safety
records. They are also, as you are aware, typically available for less than most of the newer designs in their size range.
Good luck and we'll keep our eyes peeled....