Hi everyone! Yes we are still here but it has been almost a water-less year and the 1913 summer season was filled with household chores, gardening and many other things local to our house in Indiana. I did make a trip to Maryland to look at a Pearson 424 but after looking at these boats for a year, I have decided that this is not the boat for my next adventures. My current focus is on the Whitby 42. While in Maryland a friend of mine and I took a side trip to look at a Niagara 42 and a Whitby 42. The Whitby was outfitted with windvane and most of the long haul conveniences. The price was right too. Now, how do I pry SAM away from the garden?