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Re: Lets choose SmackDaddy's new boat...
Smack, this has got to be a big change in the boys lives, and unless you've got an incredible relationship with them, they still will be holding some things in. It might be very important for them to be involved, full-equity-partner type involved, in choosing the new boat. Getting their opinions, making them part of the process, gives them strength and respects that may also help them through these hard times.
Stuff like rigging, rigging can be changed. Layouts, engines, odd quirks, with three sets of eyes they'll compare differently. Beware some of the Bene's that have a rudder as deep or deeper than the keel. A soft grounding can became a $7000 rudder job with that.
Fair Winds and Kind Seas.