can i run some figures past you
Thank-you Jeff for the very thorough reply, you certainly made me aware of some issues i hadnt considered at all.
here in australia this design is actually considered by clubs,sailors & shipwrights that ive spoken to(& know) to be a fairly good solidly constructed boat, considering the age of the boats,& what they sell for, between $10,000($6500US) & $20,000($13,000US).
back to the research stage for me,the market here isnt very big, so theres only a limited selection of designs.
the aim for my first fixed keel yacht,is to get a boat around the 25ft mark, as i dont know what i want or need ''for myself'' in a boat, then trading up every couple of years while im discovering what i need,if you know what i mean.
and its always good to start off in the right direction, & i apprieciate your advice,