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One of the most beautiful boats ever built. Frers is a master. His work has a slightly "feminine" touch that no-one else since Olin Stevens has mastered and I've never heard of him designing a dud.
True he was very good, even one of the greats but I'd trade my Col. 43 for a First 42 in a heartbeat.Sloop,
Bill Tripp was no slouch in design. My brother has a Tripp 45 (looks like the Columbia 50)that is very similar to your 43. Beautiful lines. I believe he is selling it. Cheers-