I own a Merit 22 and have had it for 2 seasons, I have sailed all of my life and love this boat. I crewed with my father on out 10m Pearson and am totally happy with the Merit. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions and comments about the boat. I have all of the original documentation including the owners manual and original sales brochure. Any one interested in any of this let me know by e-mail and I will send it off to you. Have fun.