Cascades are well known in this region and many have done serious offshore passages. A caution, though, as many were kit boats and so the fit and finish will vary (a good craftsman might produce something better than 'factory', but unfortunately a poor one will take shortcuts with parts, materials, etc. some of which will not be immediately apparent)
She won't be the spriteliest performer in our summer light airs, I reckon, but might be a decent inexpensive boat for your needs. Looks a bit cramped, too, but liveable. The windlass is a bonus, though I wonder how the O/B keeps up with the batteries.
A good survey should let you know if this is a 'good one'....
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
Last edited by Faster; 04-22-2011 at 09:45 AM.