For the record, I've been to Annapolis many times and not once came home with a boat. Maine Boatbuilders Show...now that's another story!
Kevin and Lesa's boat is just perfect, having been one of the early morning Tequila imbibers to celebrate the new boat. It's also nice that they're search for the perfect boat has ended, until the time they get the bug to move up again at which time I will by the Cape Dory! If I don't end up with a Flicka first!
Whoa Bro Bob....it's not the point that ya come home with a boat from Annapolis, been there many times with no boat in tow, though last time we kinda did, it's that you get the want another boat bug or solidify that desire! Nuthin wrong with that, jus sayin!
As far as the Flicka, ya might wanna talk to PeterG bout that Orion! IMHO one of the most beautiful boats ever built, though the Flicka is no slouch for looks either! You're not going to go wrong with either, just be aware that once you move to such boats you will really need that 16 as well! We can certainly, at CBMWG 2.0, help you towards an early demise secondary to Admiral Linda having you walk the plank, meanwhile we are so excited for Kevin and Lesa!
Having a boat that has standing headroom and enclosed head has changed Susan's desire (mine too) to cruise and getting the 16 has changed her comfort level about captaining. (Is that a word?) Susan even helped the wife of the fellow we got the 16 from, who was trying to get his wife into sailing with little success as it was simply too small for her comfort level, understand the advantage of that bigger boat to just enjoy being aboard. They just got a Catalina 30! Say the word and I'll turn Susan loose with Linda!