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Two things that struck me as possible cons on this boat:
1) Gasoline Atomic 4. Have read that Diesel is safe and Gas is not. I intend to go cruising in whatever boat I buy.
2) No transom ladder - if I ever get knocked off and am pulling in my lifeline it might be hard to get back aboard - I will be singlehanding most of the time.
The T30 is a classy classic racer/cruiser, you can't go wrong with that model if it's what your budget will provide. And there are still lots of A4s around and in use, not a show-stopper, if that's what the budget permits.
As to the stern ladder..not to worry about no laddder...if you go overboard you will not be able to get to one, assuming you actually devised a quick-release solution to enable deploying it from the water.
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