The boat was made in Essex. Eng. 1970. It is a triple bildge setup with the center keel
carrying 4000lb, lead. It's not the pilot house model, it has a smallish but very deep cockpit
. Its easy to duck down in but hard to see out of. Tiller steering
.It has a short mast
with redundant over sized rigging
all around. It has been outfitted with a 3' ss bowsprit
at some time in its life, and it appears pretty well attached.
The boat tracks straight, most of the time. I sailed it solo for the first time a couple days ago and I barely touched the tiller. Ive had it up to 5 knts towing a dinghy
with a dirty bottom. It does better than expected upwind. It doesn't point very high, but it slides very little b/c of all the finage underwater.
This boat has been cruising the carribean for atleast 15 years. Her name is the Albatross.