The one in the YW listing is a real head
turner and would get many compliments. Always liked the look of them as well as other CCA type boats w/the long overhang.
Did own a CCA boat for many years and it had certain attributes I'm not sure I would want after owning lots of other boats.
The boat lays over easily to get increased waterline which was sometimes nice flirting with dipping the rail in the water
. They move fairly well, but have found over the years the a stiffer boat, staying upright is usually faster and more comfortable. In this particular boat, I didn't notice too many hand holds below, possibly making it difficult to get to the head
below while going windward. This could be easily fixed with some overhead handrails.
The long foot/boom on the main is a great driver on the boat. As the wind
pipes up usually you need to reef relatively early to reduce weather helm
. As long as you understand this and reef early, its not an issue. The boat will typically be faster after reefing.
This would be a heck of a first boat and the one in listing appears to be in great shape, especially w/an almost new Yanmar
I believe the OP started another thread indicating they purchased a new how w/5' MLW. With a draft
of 4.5' this should work
Good luck and keep us posted if you make the purchase!