O.K. I''ve decided against the Grampian for the time being. The owner has even dropped the price another 1000. Maybe he will even go lower. In the meantime I have looked at this Newport 28. I really Liked what I saw but I think it has original sales and standing rigging. I looked at the newport owners message board and they all think they are great boats as do the grampian owners think their boats are ,too. The Newport did look Like a classic sailing vessel. For some reason I was really drawn to it. Do any of you experienced sailors have any thoughts or comments you''d like to make? The Newport is a 1984 shoal draft. Please give me and this board your excellent input. Thank you.