Dan was at the roundesvous. I seem to recall them having a son about 8'ish, that was catching shrimp off the fuel
dock with a couple of other boys the same age.
Looking at my list, their was 3 SO35's there, including one shoal draft that slipped by a new 36i during the race.....oooops.......parade of boats.
Personally, I would see if the Kenmore boat is negotiable to a price that is reasonable to you. The sunfast version with a 7'draft when racing against SF37's, which there is one at MSC, will beat it handicap day in and out, and many time beat it boat for boat. Where this issue comes about is the all of less than 2" WL difference, vs the 2' of boat length. I personally prefer the SF version, due ot the cockpit mounted traveler, slightly taller rig
with more sail area. Altho you do lose the table in the cockpit. If I were to trade in my 85 30' Jeanneau, it would be on an SF35 or the new SF3200.
Some other things to think about, the shoal draft is typically 10-15 secs a mile slower than a std draft. The furling
main will also lose 10 or so secs. Not sure if either boat has a folding prop, but that is also an ~10 sec difference with the folder being faster. The OE on my boat put on a max prop in 02, and said he gained .5-1+ knots on most points of sail. So if sailing from point A to B is a thing you want to do, the local boat would be better. Especially when you consider the wind is typically 5-10 knots in the summer months. If sailing non stop to Poets cove, that is pretty close to 1 hr difference, about 9-10 vs 10-11 hrs one way if the east coast boat had all the slow boat items, vs teh local having all the faster option items.
If you go to the MSC website, they have pics from last summers roundesvous, along with previous yrs. My wife and I want to go up there again next yr, as we finished in front of a 37 and DS42, should have finished last! With new sails we hope to order next spring winter, we should be a bit more competitive, or will hop onto another Arcadia with that owner if he is there, and show the big boats what a little boat that has been rated #1 out of vancouver, and i thetop 5 the last 5 or 7 yrs can sail like. His is decked out for racing. My rig
was cruised the 20 yrs the OE owned it. I've been doing some racing with reasonable success so far. You might also go to www.jeanneau-owners.com
for info on Jeanneaus too.