This thread is becoming too big and the search engine is pretty useless. For many this is a thread where sailors go back looking for references, opinions and facts about boats. For make it more useful I decided to take away irrelevantl posts from it.
I have already started deleting some of mine and I talked with Faster to see if he could help because I could delete my posts but i cannot delete other posts posted by other members related with the ones I am deleting. So if nobody opposes I will ask Faster to delete irrelevant posts to make the content of the thread more dense and easy to search.
Paulo, I'm busy catching up as you can tell but I would suggest separating the racing/rally discussions into a different thread and you might consider putting the prototype/experimental's into the race thread or another thread. just a thought.
I'm quite grateful for the contributions made by you and so many others.
ps- REALLY like that Garcia Exploration 45. Wonder what the price tag on that is. Anyone know? ....wish they came out with one 4-5ft smaller too.