djodenda, I am unable to reply
Thank you for you message. I am unable to reply privately because the forums will not allow me to send private messages to non-staff until I have posted 10 times. This is only my second post, so I have a ways to go. Here is what I wrote:
Actually, I am a current Shark owner. My girlfriend and I bought our first (Shark #337) almost 2 years ago. We spent the majority of last summer doing a complete repaint of the hull/keel and a thorough refinish of the wood. This year we have been sailing on Picton Bay at the east end of Lake Ontario. We are loving boat ownership, but the learning curve has been steep. I am very glad I found this site. It seems to have very knowledgeable and active members.