I just bought a 1985 Attalia "Bon Ami" and spent most of last season replacing the wood around the engine whuch was no small chore as it is glassed to the bottom. I finaly got her out around september and sailed a little over 100 miles before it was time to take out for the winter.
So far, I love the boat. very solid and well built. She seems to sail upwind real nicesly, but this is my first cruiser. My only sailing experience prior was on a 14' Butterfly and did some certification sailing on a 42 C&C.
I can hardly wait to get back in the water and looking forward to my first full season (Can't wait to try out hte Asymetrical!) and will be checking this forum regularly.
If anyone has any tips on reparirng a rudder that is delaminating at trailing edge, I would really appreceate it.