Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter
A very heart-felt congratulations. I know what its like to research multiple models for years, pick one or two out that best fit your needs and then sort through available examples until you find the one with the right intersection of condition, equipage and price.
And now for the request for a favor....We often get new sailors or first time potential boat owners on this site who are looking for a boat and really do not seem to have a clear image of how to set criteria, how to locate the right boat, and what is involved in the purchase process.
From your comments over the years it would appear that you clearly set your goals, arrived at your own personal set of criteria to meet them, narrowed your choices in accord with those goals, picked a specific model, looked for a 'perfect example' of that model and then went through the purchase process.
If you are willing to spend a little time writing this up, I think that it might prove helpful to the knowledge pool if you perhaps explained how you went about deriving that criteria, picking a specific model and example, then the search and purchase process. While I believe that there is no single right way to do these things, none the less, I suggest that your process would provide one possible template for a newbie to observe how thic process can be done.
Thank you and good luck with the new (to you) boat,
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay and part-time purveyor of marine supplies