You're the one who reopened the subject and claimed vindication, so don't try to assess all the blame of ruining this thread on others. Seems to me a prime thread of refusal to accept differences of opinion. You think posting, "Glad you like your Hatteras and glad you're not part of my Cape Horn family" to a former "customer" is professional? You opened it back up. You could have simply updated where the specific boat and owner are now, but you clearly renewed the battle. You do know I hope that there are no winners or losers declared here and no proof of opinion awards. You anticipate the fight would restart with your post. You invited it to do so. Yes, I fully expected Capt J to comment. I didn't know to anticipate gcsi. I don't know why it's so difficult for us (not just in this thread) to accept that two members may have vern different opinions on a specific boat and those opinions may be based on a lot of exposure or limited and may be mainstream or exceptions. It seems like a preposterous pursuit to try to prove any boats to be perfect. I love the boats we own but I know there are people out there who would speak negatively of them.