I grew up on a N-41, my dad bought it brand new in 1982 and we sailed it all over New England then latter I took it to Bermuda and Caribbean. I had it in my family for 23 years and put many thousands of miles under her seaworthy keel...SO MUCH FUN in heavy air. I sadly sold it in 2003 and lives in BC now. I can tell you anything you want to know about the N-41, we did lots of work/upgrades on her over the years and was an offshore ready vessel from 1994 on. I only wish I could find another on now that I am in the market again.... will most likely get a good C&C 40.
With a nice paint job and varnished bright work you will get complements on any harbor you pull into... beautiful classic lines!