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I don't know, never sailed one. The S&S designed Catalina 38 has the wobble downwind with the chute up but not as bad as some I've seen.
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It doesn't look extreme in the hull with that fin and the skeg, but the overhangs do shout 1973.

This is hardly a bad thing, but it's a small consideration. I would buy a '70s cruiser with racy elements in a heartbeat for offshore work, because it's going to be still far more cruiser-ish, if you follow, than the current crop of lightweight production boats. The part-skeg argues that it will track decently, and S&S designs tend not to be as twitchy in my view as say, C&Cs of that era, which were and are great boats that you don't want to ride on a 40 knot run downwind. Again, there's a huge spectrum between "sea kindly", "uncomfortably rolly on a run", "positively squirrelly above 25 knots" and "will frequently broach". None of those descriptions contains the phrase "unsafe", but most 1970-1985 production boats will fall into one of those categories, due to the race-rule derived design elements then prevalent, and to the fact that most people, most of the time, wanted under-40 footers to be club racers with the capacity to be weekend cruisers, and not much else. Only in a few places, like Northern Europe or South Africa, are conditions such (or potentially such) that offshore-capable and race-capable cruisers tend to overlap, because the general conditions of wind and tide can make even inshore waters pretty fierce.

Talk to Jim_H with his freshly bought Rival 34, which this also resembles a bit.
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Sparkman & Stephens had many designs for other companies: Yankee 30; Tartan 37; Swan 36; Seguin 46; Nauticat 43 ketch; Hylas 47; Hughes 38; Fuji 40; Columbia 35; Catalina 38 and others. Most were beautiful hulls with efficient sail plans. Can't go too wrong if it was designed by S&S.

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