Windrose2 - $78k is out of my range Dave, but thanks.
JohnR - got the figures from the Carls SailCalc.. in pics is sure does look like the main is small, but maybe they are not counting the headsail?? dontknow
Gburton - I too heard of the cored hull.. but dont really know what to make of it. Anything designed with a 13000+ of displacement in 30 ft of boat has got to be solid, no? Is your concern about water penetration or strength if struck by something?
Im not concerned about the ruggedness, but more about light air and pointing ability.. the figures I reference are really low..
The only owners site that Im aware of is www dot southerncross-boats dot org/
and it doesnt have specs