IF i was to embark on that project, I'd definitely modify to make less racy. Reinstall the table, add dodger and bimini for sure. Not much I can do about the V-Berth but offer to sleep on that side. I'd probably buy it expecting to spend 4-5 nights a year on it and spend 1 if I'm lucky. My real lust boat is a well kept J-109 though. Probably a little more livable and owners in the JBoats forum seem to love them. But this one is close by and more affordable, so appealing in those respects
Definitely agree about hoots and this would probably provide plenty, particularly in a Corpus Christi breeze!