I have an Allmand 31 love the boat, She has her issues as most older boats but is generally solidly constructed, do check for rudder post shelf rot. deck core around mast and hatches and ports. and the headliner you cant miss.
As most will say a boat is a series of compromises for us we needed a large cabin with all the comforts of home for 2 adults and 3 kids 15, 8, and 6, I think we spent 45 nights on the boat in this year its like a beach house with sails. The room is great. The lower the draft the better for our area ( south shore of long island NY) the 31 is 3' -10" which takes priority over pointing ability, we did not need a racer ether ( got a Thistle for that) I have heard of former Allmand owners that sold there boats for bigger or faster or newer that later regretted getting rid of the boat. BTW the Allmand group site is https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...!forum/Allmand