Rich---Sounds gooood. I grew up in Nyack, sailed outa NBC for 20 years in the Thistle Class, moved to Maine
recently, and bought a 79 E32. She's still on the hard
up in Blue hill. I hope to sail her up the Hudson
to visit some old haunts someday. What say ye to a rendezvous sometime? at least let's compare notes. I got a good deal on this boat and she seems very well built, ie--a veritable tank--and like you, I wanted a boat I wasn't going to be afraid to bang up and bang on a little. Mine has an MGM30, good sails
, nice dodger
, and needs a good cleaning
. Can't wait to sail her back to my mooring
come spring. Keep in touch!