I am looking at buying a cal 39, late 70''s vintage with the shoal draught (5.6"). My wife and I are looking at a boat we can cruise the carribean in and still be active with the club racing at home in Ft Lauderdale. The cal seems to fit the bill. My main concerns are its seaworthyness in heavy weather and its passagemaking capabilities as we may decide to go further into the pacific. If anone has owned one of these boats I would really like to hear from you.