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  1. More classics that are not West Coast of USA. Use your contacts around the world to review the plastic classics in France/Europe or the classics in AZ/NZ. I know that means Scott (sorry) can't do them, but it's a big world of boats, and all the cool ones are not in the USA. Examples: Farr 1020 in AZ, Beneteau Figaro, etc.
  2. I soooo missed it this year. Not sure spring is really going to happen. But the fall seems possible.
  3. Yes, I have had the same experience with the Jabsco. The stack of water in the hose to the holding tank empties back into the head. Every spring I replace the Joker valve and it lasts roughly till the end of July, and then we're back to sloshing mess. Jabsco even has a support video on it: However I am open to replacing it if there is a brand that does not have this issue (other than composting).
  4. Have you considered an O'day 34 or 35? PHRF sleeper, reasonably priced, well behaved, and decent down below.
  5. Nope, my first try was wrong, not a Tartan 28. But definitely an Oday 27. Designed by Alan P Gurney who once worked with Bill Tripp.
  6. And my Avatar is my favorite character from the British Political Cartoonist Giles. If you don't know him, you're missing out, especially his sailing cartoons:
  7. Reference to the Jimmy Buffet song Son of a Son of a Sailor, but apparently my sailing heritage goes back further than his.
  8. We have a 1985 Elan 31S. Having sailed quite a bit on Beneteau boats, I'd say the build quality is better. In fact our surveyor compared the tabbing to a Sabre. That was on an 85 boat so not sure how it compares to a 2005 boat. One cool thing, a few years ago we needed help with the keel boat torque. I emailed Elan and they got back to me with a suggested setting. I thought that was pretty good. I'd buy an Elan again. HTH.
  9. Thanks Seam Flyer for posting this. I went and got it. Pristine! Now just need some of the new class Mylars.
  10. No, ugly is easy, you know it when you see it, like a binliner(bayliner) or what was posted above (Town Hall). What's more interesting is the boats that are pretty but there's something not quite right about it...like the transom on a Catalina 30. They are okay when docked bow first, but when stern first, I just have to look for some better "eye candy" when wandering the docks.
  11. Heck even S&S had an fugly one get through. I present the Hughes 26 (Northstar) for your consideration: But then most Northstars had that not quite right look about them, sort of like a pretty girl with a unibrow.
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