34'''' - 38'''' Coastal Cruiser - My wants vs. my needs.
Richard, Robert, Roland, or _____________,
This is a great post, and sure to draw much thoughtful comment, esp. since you have already started doing your homework.
However, Sailnet is currently in backruptcy, and this board is in danger of imminent collapse (if you''re been reading around, I''m sure you''ve noticed the speculative postings).
I''d encourage you to take your question to one of the other very good BBs:
<a href="http://cruisersforum.com">Cruiser''s Forum</a>
<a href="http://takehersailingboard.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x">Take Her Sailing''s Virtual Anchorage</a>
<a href="http://phpbb.worldpub.net/index.php?sid=3201855656dbec7b98e226504c84201b">Cr uising World''s General Forum</a>
<a href="http://ssca.org/sscabb/index.php?">The Seven Seas Cruising Association Forum</a>