Re: What made you buy your boat?
We had been up to 40 feet and were looking for a couples' boat in the 30 foot range.. Your perspectives shift a lot when you've had a 40 footer's space, and we couldn't find anything in budget at 30 feet that didn't feel small...
Ended up with a 'smallish' 35 footer with most of our 'wishlist' items, chief of which were fin keel/spade, two doubles w/o breaking down a dinette, fractional rig, and reasonable galley. Happily she'd been nicely cleaned up already, so it's been easier to keep her that way than make her that way. Of course we've way more into her now than she's worth, but that's the way it is....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)