PSC 37 Purchase related questions
I am in the process of purchasing a PS 37 and have a couple questions. First off, can someone give me the pros and cons of the scheel keel (a bit redundant, eh)? I've read the marketing hype and basically understand the design intent, but, really, how does it compare to the deep water keel? Assuming that the boat will not be purchased primarily for gunkholing around Florida, but will do a considerable amount of blue water sailing, including ocean crossing, is the scheel up to it?
I have also read a fair amount concerning the fact that the interior is a one piece "pan". The cons to this type of design, again that I've read, are inaccessibility to hull areas from the interior. Okay, that's what I've read. Any comments on the pros and cons of this setup would be appreciated.
I did a fair amount of research looking for a boat in my price range that was at the high end when it came to construction and design, was safe, capable of crossing oceans without having to perform major upgrades, and capable of being single handed (again, without major upgrades).
I looked at all the obvious candidates, Cabo Rico, Gozzard, Shannon, Morris, etc., even the Hans Christians (my second choice, actually), but settled on the Pacific Seacraft.
Anyways, any help with my questions would be greatly appreciated, as would any other information that would be helpful - thanks.