How big a deal is oil canning? I assume boat it pretty unlikely to just shatter. Really just an annoyance or concern about impacting joints?
Bashing around South Cape Cod ... it was enough of an issue that I had my yard core the vberth topsides. It was in no danger of failing, but did show signs of stress cracking at the vberth / hull joint and definitely oil-canned in the slop.
Note that a Cal 33-2 did the 2016 Bermuda 1-2.
Things I don't like ...
- the oil-canning (fixed).
- the angular deck design has many sharp edges and corners that are more prone to voids, stress cracks, and hurt more when you run into them. Its a really dumb way to mold a deck.
- The U shaped starboard settee and fixed table. Would rather a straight berth, bulkhead hung table to get it out of the way, and a fore/aft nav table w/ seat.
- I've had wet balsa in the immediate vicinity of the all of the deck hatches and at least the forward legs of the pushpit. Not a lot of care taken by the builder to seal the core at the penetration points.
- great sailing boat. Shoal draft goes surprising well upwind. Sails well to its PHRF rating with a good bottom and sails.
- strong engine with great access.
- stout Isomat rig.
- good headroom.
- large vberth.
I've owned an 86 for nearly 20 years now. It still fits my requirements.