I have a 1972 Venture 2-24 and sail it in coastal Maine waters. Tender, forgiving and will get you back to the mooring if well maintained. I up-graded the rudder with one from Ida and some other odds and ends to make solo sailing much more of a "snap". I put two marine batteries under the foward seat which made a day/night difference (as well as the Ida rudder which is HIGHLY recommended!!) Sailed her off the mooring for three years and it's been great. 2009 got nailed Memorial Day by a squall packing 60+ mph winds; tough day, but made it back to the mooring. Maintenance counts on days like that! I now run a Tartan 27; another of the "good ol' boats"
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