First off, this is a nice looking boat. Different boats seem to "sing" to different people and what one person feels is the perfect boat may be ugliest least worthy boat on the water. If this boat looks "right" to you, have it surveyed and read John Vigor's "Seaworthy Offshore Sailboat" and Don Casey's "This Old Boat" Both provide what I consider very valuable insight into what an offshore boat (and the offshore sailor) needs and an insight into what it takes to maintain an old boat. I like center cockpits. Yes you get more water in the cockpit as it is closer to the bow but I think that is compensated for by the increased visibility. Again, dealers choice.
Last edited by VetMike; 03-07-2011 at 06:33 PM.