Are you sure you want to talk about yacht quality "fair"?
This is fair. I have never seen anything from you that looks remotely fair by this standard.
Maybe you don't have the eye to judge "fair".
Kind of fair is not fair.
Amazing what a drum of bondo will do! I knew of a very fair round bilged Brewer design which used two 45 gallon drums of filler
You can read any British magazine and they refer to all fibreglass boats as GRP, which means "Glass Reinforced "PLASTIC". What part of "Plastic" do you not understand?
When the strength of my boats was questioned, I mentioned what some have survived, such as 16 days pounding on a west coast Baja lee shore in 8 to 12 ft surf for 16 days , pounding across 300 yards of Fijian coral reef, in big surf, then being dragged back over it by a tug, undamaged, a collision with a freighter, again undamaged,( as documented in "around the World on Viski") then a single season trip thru the NW passage ( as documented in "The NW Passage on Ten Dollars a Day " By George Hone and" Arctic Odysey",by Len Sherman) again undamaged. Bob's response? Did he give us similar trials which his boats have survived? No way , he implied that boats should not be made so strong, because if they were not that strong ,those trials would never have happened! Now that is an indication of someone with zero cruising experience. Changing the subject is an admission you have no relevant argument to make!
So no Perry design has ever gone aground, or been lost or damaged by accident ? Accidents simply don't happen to your designs, as fate would never DARE damage any boat with YOUR name on it? No one need ever worry about anything ever DARING TO damage one of YOUR designs? Do you put that guarantee in writing for all your clients, as an excuse for why they should rest assured that nothing will ever damage or sink any of your designs, so survivability is irrelevant, as long as they are sailing one of YOUR designs?
So give us a rundown Bob, of all the weeks of pounding on lee shores in big surf that your boats have survived, undamaged ,coral reefs they have pounded over, and collisions they have survived, relatively undamaged. Or are you again going to weasel out, by claiming that strength is irrelevant in cruising boats, because if they are flimsy enough, that wont ever happen?
My boats survive by well proven design, with decades of track record of surviving extreme challenges, and the toughest material for boatbuilding available. Bob's depend on "COSMIC KARMA." Which would you prefer to risk colliding with Fukashima debris in? Which would YOU choose to risk your crew and family in?