Serah -- perfectly understand the convenience of the close-to-home marina. Gotta do what works for ya.
I would second Faster's concern about the squishy deck. I'm surprised to hear so many folks saying it's not a concern, especially because "they weren't sure how to work with glass yet." Back when they weren't sure how to work with glass, their solution was to lay it on extra thick. My Catalina 27 is too years older without a soft spot to be found. I don't recall you mentioning a survey... make sure you get a professional opinion.
Also you mentioned something about a photo, but I don't see one!
1972 Catalina 27