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I like mine.
Does heel, till you easy the sheets. Scares the wife , Kids love the feeling ( kids? The baby is almost 23 ).
Store it in the back yard. Haul it the 15 miles to the Long Island sound, Take half an hour to step the mast and put the main in place ( have the furling foresail ), drop it in the water.
It sails in winds you can barely feel. I single hand most of the time: Putting in in the water sailing and taking it out. No worries.
Too cold now. Haven't had it in the water since the begining of December. But, when the first day of 50 degrees or more happens: "half an hour drive and half an hour prep" ( and no cranes or other rigs involved ).
Don't get me wrong, I would like to have a 50-60 footer with all the bells and whistles. But my silly wife insists we have food on the table, medical insurance, automobiles , and an house. So one must make resonable choices. And the wife stays!