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ahhh I am just teasing the guys...really..don't worry..just joking around.
But you have MUCH BETTER and really nice boats out there, that can really take a pounding (as your old shoe does), and still out sail and outperform any old shoe...
Boats like the Hallberg Rassy, the Sweden Yachts, the Malo, Camper & Nicholson, The Amel Maramu (sorry yukk ugly), the OLD Wauquiez centurion, the Moody, certain Van De stadt, the pre- 2000 Gib'Sea, etc...
personally, and mostly because of what and where I sailed all my life, the aesthetics of boats like the Valiant, the Gozzards, Cabo Ricos etc. never appealed to me, but as they say, to each his own..
It's just that some have this preconcieved idea, that to go Blue water, you really need an old shoe ..and that is (in my opinion)as far from the truth as I don't know what..but..it's a common idea here among many...
There are so much better boats out there for that than the Old shoe, you couldn't imagine..boats that can really make a passage much faster and better...boats made to sail, yet HD and strurdy..just with better sailing abilities.
But this being an American site, mostly populated by US friends...I understant the tendency and passion for those
But off course, I respect their choices and preferences...altough some don't respect mine...but that's another story
Last edited by Giulietta; 12-20-2008 at 10:41 PM.