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Eric Hiscock might have been a crabby old codger, but his opinions on yachts and yachting were certainly worth listening to! (well, most of them any way...)
N'any case, Giles earlier yacht seems to have "Virtues" that persist to this day, eh?
All too often, you don't know how good something is until you buy something "better"..
Personal opinion here, but I'm not convinced Giles designs didn't actually get worse in the years after the Vertue.. It happens.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 09-27-2011 at 08:30 PM.