Great, thanks Jon, most appreciated. Dodger is a nice to have, same for furling (although given I sail single handed a lot of the time now, perhaps furling is getting a little further up the list). Yellow doesn't bother me, I'm a fan of coloured boats
I've also seen a red C&C30 up island, waiting to see if the dealer gets back to me with any more info on it regarding price flexibility - that one has furling, self tailing winches etc.
Of course if the missus never gets comfortable on a sailboat then I might as well keep my 24' as that's plenty big enough for just me