newbie to this forum, but am in the process of acquiring the above and trying to learn as much as I can about the history and charecteristics. The above is the Sportman model and a gasser with 5.7 merc bluewater. Came across the Tripp 27 Angler a few years back and looked perfect for a boat to chase stripers/blues, enjoy a G&T as the sunsets and an occasional jaunt from Boston Harbor to Martha's. Quickly found they were as rare as the perfect ski boot, but had siblings from Nauset and Coastal/Pearson. This is a bit of an extravagent impulse buy since it is in CA and I'm depending on mech survey/pictures and discussions with owner, but life is short and unicorns are indeed rare. My key questions are whether or not there are any quirks/design flaws/"oh shit" issues that I need to be aware of. Probably should have posed before I went all in but good adventures are hard to find.