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Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show Observations & Notes
I think it all boils down to a few items:
1) What type of sailing are you going to do (i.e., Racing, Coastal Cruising, Blue Water, Day Sailing)?
2) How much free time do you have on hand (i.e., Size of Boat, Wood Work, Maintenance)?
3) How much money do you have?
The Tartan interiors are gorgeous, but can you afford it?
Does one need a big heavy boat when coastal cruising?
The production boats do have a Chlorox bottle look--so what? What is the alternative if one has a limited budget? Would you prefer people to not sail or be involved with the lifestyle because they can't afford a Tartan, Sabre or some other high end boat?
There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.