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Re: Old new boat - 37' Soverel sloop
I'm looking at a Soverel 37 which is on the market, but can't find much information on the design. In particular, I see that the only listing in sailboatdata.com is for a ketch rig, but the one for sale is sloop-rigged. If this boat was originally manufactured with both sloop and ketch configurations, that's fine, but if a ketch was modified by just removing the mizzen, I would worry about balance. Would appreciate answers on this, and also on experience sailing this model. e.g., how close to the wind can it point? Any specific points of failure to look for in purchasing a boat? etc.