I know this is a stale thread, but I read it before purchasing my 305 and thought I'd give future 305 shoppers my experience after one season. The boat sails wonderfully. She is my first cruiser-I found her easy to handle. All systems are simple, and I had a trouble-free, fun-filled first year. The aft cabin is spacious, the vee berth is for small people, the settees are for people under 5'6". It's a wonderful boat, but it's not for folks over 6 feet unless they're in the aft cabin. I'm a little French person and it's scaled perfectly for me. The cabin is very close, which makes for easy maneuvering below deck when under sail, but is not good for sailors who are broad through the beam. The galley is great. Love the double sink and oven. Took her for weekends down the shore with a crew of 5 - all came back for more. I mostly lived aboard for the summer. No regrets at all--love this boat.