Oh Gawd, you're right. Check entry #21 and consider. When "helping" people make choices, understanding their underlying motivations can help.
So, in query, the goal is to establish the priority, is it no creaking high maintenance fiberglass, or purely the early MORC enthusiasm. If his answer, not your answer, is the former then the possible market of boats expands, if the latter, then the search narrows. Either way, I'm glad to hear about the Yankee Dolphin, my only experience with full keelers in MORC was sailing against an Ensign on Tampa Bay in the 70's. Good all around and periodically competitive.