I think those West Indies 36 sedan trawlers were nice looking, good running boats, with comfortable accommodations. I may have a copy of an old Boat Test on the West Indian floating around from my days as an Associate Editor of Boating
back in the stone age (mid 1970's.) Charley Morgan designed them as far as I know. Chris Craft did purchase
the molds from Morgan and made the boat for a year or two.
Just be aware the boat you are considering is from 1978 and there can be all kinds of things going wrong with it -- gummy fuel tanks
, ancient iffy wiring
around windows, hatches and stanchions, pumps, hoses, plumbing
problems and more. I think Perkins diesels are decent motors but getting parts
for an off-brand engine
from the 1970's could be an issue.
That said, they are great boats. A fellow from the Florida Keys
had one that was repowered with a Yanmar
and he took it all around the Great Loop at least once, maybe twice. He has a well-written blog of his adventures. There is a West Indies 36 for sale
on the pilothouse Online web site that looks to be in OK condition.