Many thanks for the contact; I dont think I have been in touch with Clive, but I will certainly have a look at your link. Dawn and I are still in the early (ish) stages of buying a used Nauticat; we think a 38 would be ideal for us, having looked around John Claisses` excellent example but we really do have open minds with regard to model/length etc.
With the positive advice and help we have been getting so far from Nauticat owners I dont think it will take us too long to come to a final decision then take the plunge (metaphorically speaking!!).
Thanks again and happy sailing.