The OP also mentioned the exhaust
being below the waterline. Mine is about 1.5-2 ft above water. If you get the boat that's a simple fix. But it will need to be done.
Shortly after getting mine I also raised the waterline by roughly 5 in.
During a survey
pay particular attention to the chain plates. I just replaced the two port side aft chain plates and it was a real PITA and those are the easy ones! To change the others would require major disassembly of the cabin
A friend of mine crewed for me from Tarpon Springs to Key West
. He has also made the trip on another friend's Tartan 37. He later told me the Cabo was much more comfortable in the squalls.
rig will take some getting used to but I've fallen in love with it, club foot and all. When new headsails were needed, I did get rid of the 130 genny in favor of a high clew Yankee. I don't notice too much loss in performance but it is MUCH easier to tack.
For the light air days in SW Florida
I can also recommend an asymmetrical spinnaker
with a sock and the ATN Tacker. Mine is from North Sail and a progressive. 1.5 oz around the perimeter and 1 oz for the interior panels
Boy how I go on. Apologies for trying everyone's patience. One last item, mine is a 1989 model.
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