Lived aboard a 42 ketch
off and on for seven to eight years... very nice handling boat, was the centerboard
model and didn't point all that well, but loose the sheets
and she was a freight train... glasswork was pretty good, no blistering to speak of which was an issue of many boats of the era... cons: much of the electrical
was Wal-Mart quality and had to be replaced, gate valves instead of proper seacocks and some false ceilings made chasing occasional leaks
a challenge.... but overall, she was a trustworthy boat and sailed very well within the limits of its intended market (no high latitudes...).