Hello again sailiors. Thank you for your help last time about dealing for the boat. The deal did not go through so we are still looking for a boat. We went back to looking at Petersons and recently Cheoy Lees also. What is your opinion of these two boats? When I checked the specs on a Cheoy Lee I saw it had a deck stepped mast . Do you know if this is common for them. I have always heard a deck stepped mast is a bad thing. Also my husband is drooling over a Liberty 45. They seem a lot like a Peterson with fancy woodwork . What do you think about them? Thanks for any info.