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thoughts on 1971 Yankee Dolphin 24?

going to check out this boat that's at one of the local marinas.

never been aboard a yankee dolphin, was wondering if any folks out there have thoughts on their design, any short falls i should consider (i've heard that their engine compartment isn't the best design), or specific areas i should look at carefully on a dolphin.

i'm mostly looking for a day sailor (usually 2 of us, but able to single hand) on the upper and middle potomac, with the occasional longer trip out the the Chesapeake, maybe up to a week long? i like the idea of a shoal keel vs. a swing keel.

this is the first boat we're looking at on our search, also considering 25' odays, catalinas, and similar class boats.

thanks for your input- so much to think about!
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