I am looking at a used 1985 boat. Hull, engine and rigging in excellent condition. Sails unknown but by report good. Interior looks 25 years old with cabin roof lining badly deteriorated and needs replacing. Floor stained and cushion covers etc old. Asking price is $14000 I am looking for first time crusing boat for narragansett bay and the local island (Block, Marthas Vineyard and Nantucket) and have some questions.
1. Do you recommend this boat for the purposes I have described
2. Is replacing the roof lining a huge job.
3. What are the negative and positive sailing characteristics of this boat
Many thanks for your replies and advice.