Originally Posted by Jeff_H
Welcome to SailNet and welcome to sailing. I know this is going to sound way more snarky than I would like.........
C'mon... tell us how you really feel about those boats...
To the OP... Jeff is one of the last people who would ever be out to offend, so consider that.. there's every likelihood that he's spot on in this analysis and that will save you considerable grief if you take it to heart.
There are a lot of GOOD old boats to choose from.. Ranger 26/29, Cal 27, Catalina 25/27, or, if draft is the stumbling block, plenty of centerboard/lift keel boats in that range too.