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1969 Columbia 28 and sea berth mod?

I'm buying a Columbia 28 that has been gutted and rebuilt--a nice job was done
but there are no sea berths (I'm 6'0" and the settees are both 5'0"). Any ideas
on best way to extend either settee (or both)?

Also, any input as to the suitability of this boat's potential as a long range
cruiser (as in Hawaii and beyond)? It was supposedly refitted with that purpose
in mind but I'm a little concerned about the suitability of the design (fin
keel, spade rudder, slight tendency to broach under spinnaker, H deck joint, too
much chopper gun, etc.).

Any thoughts?
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