Okay, I am posting under a new name for privacy. I am *considering* the purchase of 2 different J boats through private parties and would like to keep things sorta quiet. I like the J37 (not a "C" model) and also like the J34. Before I get too far along in this process and tie up my time and the owner('s) time I would like to hear from others regarding the pluses/minuses and things to look out for. Have always like the looks of the J boats. If you can find them a J36 is kinda neat too if anyone has an opinion on these. I have found the SAILNETters to be a great source of info!
AFA me... experienced sailor on all kinds of boats; would be looking for decent light air performance but ability to hold up to blue water sailing. MAY do some short handed/singlehanded racing but would definitely want to do some extended cruising w/ the Admiral.