On the other hand, it's a day sailor. If you're just learning, it might be good to learn on a boat that you don't feel bad about beating up and it might also be good to gradually teach yourself some boat repair skills. Botching a rig job on a Scot won't be as bad or costly than doing it on your 35-footer.
Those boats go new for over 12k if I recall. If you're still into it, lowball him and see if he bites.