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A couple quick thoughts on the two suggestions. On the Bayfield 32, these boats were notoriously short on stability. It is somewhat masked by their small sail plans and comparatively high inertia. Adding water near or above the waterline, or by way of jerry cans would further destabilize these boats.
The Chris Craft 35 motorsailor from the 1960''s is a wonderful boat. These were basically wooden boats (meaning glassed over plywood decks, mahogany or teak cabin sides and glassed over wooden cabin tops) with fiberglass hulls, so a very careful survey is in order. They sail well for a boat from that era but no one who ever knew these boats would even vaguely suggest that they were fast boats either from their era or by today''s standards.
The Chris Craft 35 from the 1970''s is a completely different boat than the one from the 1960''s. They did not sail all that well and were very poorly constucted. My step father rebuilt one in the 1980''s and described the build quality on these boats as absolute junk.