Re: Quick! Talk me out of Purchasing a Sabre 30!
Admittedly, cruising, not speed, is more important to us. Which is why it does pain a bit pass over Bristol. She's closer to what I originally pictured. (Also the Bristol has some gorgeous wood inside!) However, it strikes me that the Sabre could be a lot of fun to sail (esp. in lighter wind?) and would still make a good cruiser.
If the Sabre is in any way too "light" for what I am proposing (extended traveling off the coast), of course that might cause us to pause.