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Valiant 32 Liveaboard/Cruiser Thoughts

Hello all,
We are searching for boat to take cruising next June that we plan to liveaboard, cruise and work as needed through Mexico, Latin America, the Carribean and perhaps beyond. It will be two of us primarily with up to 2 more friends/family on occasion for perhaps a week at a time. We've been looking for a boat that is fairly well equipped for under 25k, or less and we will refit for a total cost in that 25k ballpark.
We are looking at this 1977 Valiant 32 in Mexico now and have read a variety of reviews and opinions on these boats. Here's our current known pros/cons. Any additions to these would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...url=&imc=pg-fs

Pros:
  • Well built and sturdy
  • Respected Bob Perry design
  • Fin Keel/Skeg Rudder
  • Canoe Stern
Cons:
  • 1975-1981 boats were known to have bad blistering problems
  • Relatively higher displacement makes her a bit slow
Thanks so much!
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