, hands down. (I'm on boat #4 now).
Let me count the ways...
-Chainplates were built into the boat without being attached to the hull. Just bolted into a piece of mahogany which was glassed into the hull. Wood
inevitably got wet, chainplates no longer stayed where they should nearly lost
the rig when the aft lower chainplate pulled about 6 inches up. The bolt wedging against the underside of the deck
was all that stopped it from coming all the way out.
-Mast step collapsed under compression
load in a gale.
- Black iron tanks
, 2 failed in 2 years
-Cockpit lockers all drained to bilge
. 2 of the lockers went straight into the bottom of the boat, and the hatches were just held down by gravity. (we fixed that one before going offshore)
-Wiring was terrible.
-Teak decks were held down by screws, most of which leaked with time.
It goes on and on with that boat. It was a very happy day to get that one sold
Oh yes, it also couldn't sail out of it's own way...
Apologies to all who love these boats. Perhaps ours was just a particularly bad one.