Here's a 1992 Cruising World review of the Tripp 47. Because of size restrictions it's easiest to read by clicking on each page below.
Here's an ad from Sailing World, October 1992. The thing that stands out for me is the LW (waterline length) of 38'10". My measured waterline is listed as 40.33'. I wonder if they declared a shorter length to make the boat appear slower, at least rating wise.