Terrific boat...lot of work? Yes, most definitely but generally they are a good, solid choice for a compromise with a mate that needs aesthetic happiness and comfort and a sailor that wants a blue water boat. You will always have something you will need to fix or maintain on it and it. If you are obsessive about having everything run perfectly and look beautiful, then absolutely do not do it. If you are ok with working on things slowly and gradually maintain the looks, then it will be a great buy and I'm sure you'll be happy.
Ta Shing Baba 35' - Long Beach, CA