I had my 1984 25.5 for 10 years and sailed it all over this area, spending many happy wee/weekends at Catalina Island, Santa Cruz Island and down the coast from Santa Barbara to Long Beach. I found it to be a great boat—–and speedy with my 155 and spinnaker. Took several firsts with it in Wet Wednesday racing. It was also the perfect place to bbq—-sitting back drinking a beer while bbqing a steak at anchor. I’ve never tried inland sailing—–a different animal. Cruising in your Searay should be a great way to travel there.Enjoy!