*Ton of storage for the size
*Comfy Berths with pleanty of length (I'm 6'0" and fit in with room to spare)
*Small and simple enough to singlehand easily
*Good Cabin layout (I have the C plan)
*Twin bow rollers with a CQR and a Bruce, good ground tackle
*Small, simple engine. Freshwater cooled. (2GM)
*World cruiser for alot less $ than others in her class
*She's been solo circumnavigated
*Handles nicely, stable, trackes well, heavy, SOLID.
*Cuts through the water, doesn't pound
*Low maint cost due to smaller size
*Simple electrical and plumbing systems
*Cockpit floor can be taken up for engine access, and steering quadrant access. It's held down by four screw down dogs, and is gasketed to prevent water getting in if pooped. With the floor up I can take the engine out myself using some tackle and the boom as a crane.
*All ports are bronze opening
*Teak everywhere in cabin, almost no glass visible.
*Headliner zips the full length of the interior. Insulated for winter and makes running lighting wire a breeze.
*Green hull is beautiful, head turner.
*Green hull is pain in the ass to keep beautiful (wax on wax off Danielson)
*Not enough room between mast and dodger to lash down a hard dink, have to go with an inflatable or remove dodger
*Galley sink is far enough outboard to take in some water when heeled past 25 or 30 degrees
*Hobbyhorses some in chop
*A fair amount of exterior wood that requires maint, including a wooden bowsprit.
*Built with a pan, makes running new wire and plumbing a hassle.
*Brand name makes people initially think I'm some Yachty type. I quickly put that to rest by chugging a beer and swearing in front of your grandma
I love my boat and would buy her again without question.