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Re: bermuda 40
Our current boat is a Morris Ocean 38 we had built, which is really an extended 36. To build this boat Morris needed to cleanup an mold they hadn't used in 10 or more years. No one wants boat like this anymore, just strange people like us.
I looked hard at B40's when we made this decision. In my mind, the B40 is one of the best looking boats ever built. So I don't for a second think a B40 is a mistake. In fact, I like the yawls the best...they look perfect to me. One of my friends compares it to a Triumph with spoked wheels...you either love it or not. We love it.
Both the Morris and the Hinkley are small in side by today's standards, but I think the Morris is a little more user friendly with the small space. For example, I couldn't find a B40 with a Nav station where I didn't hit my head when seated. On the other hand, pilot berths work great if you have offshore plans.
At the time, Hinkley was all about building picnic boats, and Morris was all about building sail boats...and a new boat to our specs won the battle as did a fine team of folks at Morris who have become great friends.
I think you'd be happy with either boat. Feel free to PM me if I can help.