I agree with meuritt, a 30 foot motorsailer
with a tall pilot house and a shortened rig might not be exactly what you need on a 10 to 12 knot
day trying to get to Catalina
. He's right on the money
, the Fisher
is a double ender. If you are a 'Conehead' this arrangement might work
, but the boat is way too small to pretend it is a Morgan 45
M8 these boats are based on hard core
North sea conditions not the summer 'blonde kisses' near CA.
The reason is why I even answered this thread because I am looking for 'almost' the same vessel.
(I live on the East coast
where we have very strong currents, almost still seas, nasty cold weather
and Fall...you name it, I can find a reason for a Pilot house vessel here.
They are also stinking hot in a semi tropical sea, not exactly ther fastest boat on the planet...
Consider also a Banjer 37 (hard to find)
or a larger sized Fisher so you can breathe...and live.
Unless you need a solid pilot house (because it is cold as snot where you may live) consider any fast modern yacht with easily handled sails
and put an xtra $5k aside for a full dodger
all around to extend your seasons.
Just a thought from someone who needs to fly to AZ to keep from freezing his nuts off in December.
Best Wishes, Buddy