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I don't own any of his books, but I have always enjoyed John's articles and respect his views. You guys all did a nice job on this video, too.
Not to nitpick, but a video review like this would seem more comprehensive if it could also get a good look at the underbody of the boat while it was hauled out. I like to see and talk about the keel, skeg, rudder, strut, aperture, etc. I also like to see the entry at the bow, and the bustle at the stern, not just the topsides. It really wouldn't cost much to haul the boat and hang it in the slings for a half hour or so while you get some good footage.
If that sort of cost is prohibitive, at a minimum it would be helpful to show some graphics that include the profile drawing of the hull, sail rig, etc, along with its critical dimensions. Better still if you could include some derived calculations, such as payload capability, theoretical hull speed, LPS, MC, CR, etc and compare those figures to some competitors. Additional info such as water and fuel tankage, battery bank, etc are always important to world cruisers, too.
Those are just a few suggestions off the top of my head without giving it too much thought. I tend to gravitate toward hard data, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt.
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT