I've been forging ahead in Live on the Margin. I'm really digging that book.

I've also developed a schoolboy crush on a Vancouver 32. No typo -- a 32. April is understandably skeptical but just take a look at this: http://m.yachtworld.com/mobile/boats/1986/Vancouver-Pilot-House-2486905/Bayfield/WI/United-States.

Another one we both fell in love with today is the Hans Christian 38. There are a number of them available in the 60 to 80 range. Those are truly beautiful boats, widely acknowledged as capable blue water cruisers.