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I previously owned hull #155, purchased in 1983, and kept her for about 7 or 8 years until my brother bought her.
I agree with the prior post's comments, and have a few to add.
Somewhere after hull #100, the boats were built with opening portholes in the cabin instead of fixed portlights. I think that is a worthy upgrade to look for.
The draft was either a longish shoal keel in the mid 2 foot range, or the "deep" fin of around 3'9". If you can live with the depth, the deeper keel is faster.
Upwind in light air the boat is a bit sluggish. The optional "staysail", basically a small jib, improves performance significantly.
The spinnaker kit was optional, and is loads of fun. All spinnaker controls run to the cockpit, so one person can do it all.
I had a little trouble once with the mast track coming loose near the gooseneck. I drilled out the rivets and put some new ones in. Other than that, the boat was never any trouble.