We went to the opposite end of the spectrum, with a heavy Douglas 32. Still in the Vancouver area, living aboard at Mosquito Creek.
There are many many days that I miss the responsiveness of our wee Samurai (the Swiftsure)... and her pointing ability!
I was surprised by how many people recognized our old Swiftsure, and came by to tell their stories about racing on her sisterships as youths. It was one of them that mentioned that it may have been DeKleer's that built her; so really, entirely possible a rumour.
Funny, as my family bought a Fraser from them in 1985, and I remember being at their yard about age 4 watching them put together our hull.
1974 24' Swiftsure
"I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today." - Narihara