Horner reviews the thinking behind this design, its construction methods, and its history, including pricing history. He identifies design or construction problems that have been found in older boats. Comments include: "Nothing helps sailing ability quite as much as the advantage of a well designed deep draft keel."
Perry comments on the hydrostatics, exterior, interior, and systems of this boat and gives his opinion of its looks and appropriateness for cruising: "The cabin trunk fairs to a knuckle forward of the mast. This maximizes interior volume and headroom while keeping deck space."