As I understand 1/2 tonners were 30 ft. E.g. Dufour Arpege. Displacement aprox 3400 kgs.
The F&C is marginally bigger (31 vs 30 ft). Displacement I imagine some 4000 kgs. Very nice boats, a lot of tumblehome.
The F&C was a world-class boatyard in the 1970s, also produced the superb F&C 44...
I am familiar with the F&C 31. Many here in Buenos Aires. Very good boats. Some (slight) oilcanning in chainplate area on some. Photo 3 looks strange to me for a F&C, probably distorted.
How much did you pay for this boat? Most came with Volvo engine.
Whimp perspective here.
I have sailed for many (50?) years. Mostly inshore/coastal + some offshore. Reasonably resistant to seasickness.
Maybe it's age, but I am impressed how tiring a sustained 25-30 knot wind can be offshore. Is our anemometer registering correctly?
Interesting application of the "Coase Theorem". Is damage inflicted on neighbor by the Tally-Ho project larger or smaller than the damage inflicted on Leo by re-location?
Coase suggests that (in theory) a bargaining solution could be reached.