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Sabre v Island Packet
Thanks for weighing-in, Jeff. (I was hoping you would!)
I do know what I want in a boat and your counsel confirms that I won''t get it in an IP. Therefore, I will remain with my pursuit of sloop-rigged fin-keelers esp. Sabres, where I have been all along (except for this short-lived deviation about the IP31.)
Although this conclusion does not surprise me, I must say that I am somewhat surprised by the extent of your criticism of the IP. I guess I was prepared to hear, say, poor upwind or poor in light air - but not the across-the-board thumbs-down you seem to give it. Notwithstanding that IP has sold a fairly significant number of "quality" boats, your comments make me wonder: Who, then, would be a good fit for an IP? (Don''t get me wrong, I am not trying to defend the IP, I''m just curious).
And thanks again for helping me out and for your many other contributions to this site.