The T24 is regarded as a fast, very seaworthy and pleasurable to sail boat by people that have spent some time sailing it. It's pointing ability and spacious interior are also among the charactiristics that make the T24 stand-out. In fact all comments I've found on the T24 have been extremely favourable so it seems to me that this is a boat worth investing some time, effort and money in.
One disadvantage that frequently comes up in reviews or discussions is the plywood deck and coach roof that can often leak or rot if not properly maintained. The deck-stepped mast may also cause compression to the coachroof. Both of these problems were present on Ting-a-Ling when I acquired her.
Here's the specification for Ting-a-ling:
Built by TSP Marine in 1969
Fin-keel, skeg-hung rudder
Draft 5ft 3in
Displacement 2.7 Tons (~6000lb)
Ballast 1.2 Tons
Sails: Furling headsail (est.1996) - mainsail - spinnaker
Max. cabin headroom 5ft 11in
5 berths in 2 cabins
Fuel tank 10 gallons
Water tank 12 gallons
1996 Yanmar 1GM10 9hp engine.
I also list my sail sizes for reference. There are a few variants of the T24 with slightly different sail plans.
And finally, here are some plans for anyone interested. Click on them for a larger image.