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Actually it's a 1937, Mike, I thought it was clear -- maybe in a post earlier in the thread -- I haven't bought it yet. There's a closing of escrow and probate to close before I can lay out the money.
When buying a large blue water boat, you can't begin to shop too early. Just to keep in mind, you will be seeing the people you're dealing with later and your integrity will be revealed.
While I have seccretely decided on one of four, my mind has changed only once. So, I'm taking the advice of one broker and to find 20 worth considering. The line up is now five, with than one playing flip flop with another; while the first is now in the wind.
There's a web site for John Alden boats. His designs have been used for boats well after his first run boats have been built. Some of those later boats and up for sale, again.
You can find them on an MIT website because Alden is an MIT alumni. Just going through that site is an education and it's almost all pictures.
A cutter is like a sloop, but can fly more sails and can be sailed by one person. I grew up sailing sloops -- 21, 36, and 42 feet in three boats. A schooner, which I would love has the sails to play with and the fun is the long reach, so I have mixed emotions about the cutter and the schooner.
I think it comes down to a limosine or a coupe.