I had a Montgomery 17 for a short period of time. I was really impressed by the boat and would love to own another. They are VERY stout little boats. I don't know if I would circumnavigate in one but I'm sure the boat is up to it (with a few mods). There have been at least a couple of M15's that have sailed from California to Hawaii. Great boat, shallow draft, has a port-a-potty, sink, and can set up a small galley. The V-berth is pretty comfortable. On top of all that, they sail nicely and are pretty dry.
"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz
Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.
s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375