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Many boat clubs on the Great Lakes use the Interlake for club use and sailing lessons as well as racing. I own a '88 with updated centerboard housing and scuppers. Parts and repairs are available and new ones are still being made in the Toledo, Ohio area. I'm 69 yrs. old and can step the mast on the trailer by myself.
I've raced 470's, 420's and worked the foredeck on yachts up to 50 ft long. I like the way my Interlake sails even though it is over 700 lbs.
Caution: The centerboard housing is made of plywood and fiberglass sandwich and must be tested for moisture or else that headache may cost you $1,500 or more in repairs.
Otherwise, it is a tough, safe boat that was designed for the wind and waves of Lake Erie.