However, I've never seen an LM on this coast, and to get one from Racine to Seattle
would be a tad costly negating any amount this "oddball" (by PNW standard) would be priced below the market for similar boats in similar condition.
A further note of caution is that AFAIK these boats were all fitted with Volvos of about 35HP, and, worse than that, they were fitted with "saildrives". Accepting a saildrive
is, IMO, just asking for unnecessary trouble and expense.
We are again talking about a diminutive SA/D - a "permanently reefed" boat. While that may suit some, it is NOT optimum for the Salish Sea. In the Salish Sea a large number of days - basically every day when there is a good sailing breeze - the wind
blows "up the strait" (from the SE) or "down the strait" (from the NW), which means that almost regardless of where you are going, you have the wind either on the nose, or rather far aft of the beam. That has implications, of course, for the selection of canvas
unless you are content to motor
more than boats wearing more canvas
LM hasn't, AFAIK, built boats for over 30 years. They "transisted" to blades for wind turbines, and got a tad too big for their boots. They attempted to crack the American market with a plant in, I believe, Arkansas. The inevitable, and predictable, result was that General Electric
made the proprietors "an offer they couldn't refuse". The name "LM" lives on as a quite successful multinational subsidiary of GE,