Thanks for all the input. I probably should have shared the driving factors. I'm 75 and sail with a light weight crew. I put slab reef into the main to depower. We have fun until it is time to set the spinnaker. Would like to eliminate the pole and make the fore deck tasks easier.
I read thru all the old strings...several of the links from Waterline do not resolve. Does anyone have a newer link?
I actually looked at a J-80 but the depth of water at my lift will not support it operationally. J-70s are beyond my budget.
I looked at a Beneteau 7.5 and asked for a provisiona