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Ditto the above comments.
I only went aboard the 31. Compared to the previous new 31 I went aboard (several years ago, when the company was apparently on the brink), the fit and finish was much better.
The most remarkable hardware difference was the Charleston Spars mast. It didn't look quite as beefy as our LeFiel mast. It had more prebend too, as well as what looked to be narrower, slightly raked spreaders, and internal halyards. It also seemed to have a better masthead/crane arrangement, with plenty of space for antennae, wind instruments, etc.
Our boat has a more earthy, warmer tone belowdecks, with more and richer wood trim, etc. The new boat was much "brighter" feeling, more white laminates and lighter wood etc. Aside from some different hardware and color choices, I didn't notice anything that I considered to be significantly different from our boat, quality-wise. That is a compliment, since I consider ours to have been built during the heyday of PSC quality construction.
I met Brodie and his father/partner -- they seem like nice folks.
P.S. Roger, I love your avatar photo -- must have been a great trip!
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Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT