if I decided on a norsea I would also likely limit my sailing to protected waters. Don't get me wrong. I love these little sailboats the design is well thought out their solidly built with lots of blue water use under their belt but I wouldn't feel safe out there in a boat that size. I've owned dozens of trailer boats over the years and the truth is they are always a compromise. Kinda like the little guy that wears stilts so he can feel equal to his tall basketball friends
Jill and I have also sailed many boats, from dinks to, and including, a 132 Ft. Grand Banks schooner. Been on larger, but not as in command or crew.
We long ago decided that size does NOT equal safety at sea, or even comfort. And that just because a Nor'Sea is classed as a trailer boat, dos not put her in the same catagory as many of the others of that same general kind.
We have personally been aboard (and sailed) boats in the 35 to 45+ foot size that were not nearly as safe, or sea kindly, as our Nor'Sea.
NOT trying to convince you to get one!
Just saying you should catch a ride if you get the chance before you make up your mind.
By the way, we have weathered 3 hurricanes in Guen, 2 at anchor. That's us a few miles off the west coast