I am going to take a closer look of the 409 and 379. I think I like 409 better since the Head is bigger, I like the larger shower stall larger. I think the sea motion i will be better too.
However the 379 has a cool option of dual rudder and centerboard which 409 doesn't.
It is interesting to note that both have hard chine and their keels are much further fore, but only have a 106 genoa. The jib track is very short and mounted on the coach roof. It looks better, but I am not sure if it function better.
I will talk to the dealer to see what he knows.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.