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Buying an older Cal 30 - Questions

I've been looking at an older (1963) Cal 30 and am fairly close to making a deal.

If anyone has any tips on what in particular to look for or things to specificially check, I'd appreciate the input.

Here are a couple of questions that come to mind.

1. There is a fairly large lazarette in the stern that is accessible inside through the 1/4 berths and through a opening into the cockpit. As I recall, there isn't a hatch opening on top. The opening in the cockpit has no cover which gives me concern on flooding from a wave over the stern. Is this hole oringinal or did som PO just open this up?

2. There is an original (or what appears to be) two burner pressure alcohol stove on the starboard side with an open area below. Was this area originally cabinet storage or drawers? It doesn't appear to be original. Any idea what may have been here?

3. Some PO had replaced the original Starboard side head with a porta-pottie. Was there a small holding tank in this area originally, or was it located elsewhere? I want to go back to having a permanent head.

4. Any issues with the gas tank that you know of?

5. Anything else?

Thanks in advance.

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