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She'll not be very nimble... so as a BC summer cruiser you'll be frustrated trying to do much sailing - big and comfy, though, by the look of her.
Probably Taiwan built, and generically many of those boats have always had issues with the glass-over-ply construction and moisture intrusion. Good that the teak decks are gone, but it'd be good to get some good evidence on the extent of the work done there. New plywood too??
I do think, though, that as a beginner sailor you'd be better off with a boat more fun to sail and more responsive so that you'll learn more quickly what works and what doesn't. The Cat 36 you linked to earlier would, IMO, be a better starting point.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)