After 2 months of inhaling a huge amount of info posted by Y'all, I finally registered. Thank you all for that huge amount of info that you all posted. All that experience and wisdom has really helped.
I bought the 2011 AI a month ago. It has taken me almost that amount of time to rearange my beachfront to make using the AI viable from my home on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.
Yup, big grin when I pulled her up on the pebbled rock field known as my beach the first time.
My experience as a Sailor/Mariner:
Enterprise 14: 4 years
Siren 17: 10 years
Catalina 27 (CA model): 12 years
Bayliner 27 (Ciera): 3 years
Looking forward to share your experiences on the Briny with mine