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good points are at anchor , they are very comfortable and quiet below
Boats going by don't upset this boat much and little if any slapping
against the hull, they don't roll much and don't search much at anchor.
also , many were superbly built by perfectionist types because they are or were cult level boats. I have been on one which had 7 types of exotic woods below. Another designed and built by a MD-11 engineer which was a
cathedral of beautiful woodwork and plumbing / water maker systems and custom stainless steel pieces everywhere. everything on board was beefy.
As for sailing, they are slow but in the trade winds on a reach, they will be adequate, but because of slowness, you may find yourself at anchor
more than other cruisers
As for any older boat , a hull survey is the first place to start. If you sea trial one , you will learn a lot as to whether this is the boat for you