An excellent boat, with a respectable pedigree, in good overall condition.
With 11,000 lbs displacement, and full keel, she is a capable bluewater sailer. Her shoal draft of just 4' is ideal for the shallow waters around Houston or the Bahamas. Easily handled short-handed or solo with all lines running to the cockpit. A wide 11'6" beam and 6'3" standing headroom offers ample cabin space. Stowage is generous for the length.
I've been slowly going through systems, cleaning and renewing bits and pieces as I've had time. I had a friend living aboard until just recently. The boat is overall really nice. However, I am better served parting with her and putting the proceeds toward my Gulfstar 41 liveaboard project.
The 20 hp Yanmar diesel cranks up readily and runs well. There is a hour meter, but I can't make out the reading due to a foggy lens. It appears to be a 3 digit number. Decks are solid with a few cosmetic blemishes. The teak sole is in overall good condition, save a couple of spots that need attention. Standing rigging passes visual inspection. Running rigging is all there and works, but is weathered. All winches function, all lines run to cockpit. Sails are in good serviceable condition. The sun cover on the genoa needs to be resewn in a spot.
Here is the ( non-exhaustive) list of projects that I am still working along on:
-Clean fuel tank & polish diesel
-Replace raw water impeller
-Repair damaged spots of sole
-Oil exterior teak
-Bottom cleaning & inspection
-Minor wood repair under quarter berth
-Replace shelf behind port setee
-Replace house batteries