Of couse it's just boats. That's my whole point.
Enjoy your boat for what it is. Do not try to pretend it is something else.
You don't need to be the fastest or the grandest to enjoy your boat. Just enjoy the old lady for what it is.
And for the record, "modern" is today.
Look back. See that the history of yacht design shows that keels have gotten shorter and shorter. To the point wher the rudder was moved too far forward to control the boat. Then the rudder moved aft, seperated from the keel. Boats went faster and hanled better.
I did not make this up. A clear headed look at the progession of yacht design shows this to be fact.
If I am wrong then we are certainly headed backwards to a day when full keels ruled.
Don't be so absurd.
Just enjoy your boat for what it is. Do not imagine it is something else. I likeall kiinds of boats.
Grumpy? Maybe. Real? Yes.
I am ready and willing to go head to head with you on this if you like. Fletch your arrows.
Damnit. Am I going to have to grow a beard and start smoking a pipe?