As a newbie to this forum. I gotta ask why the love for this style of boat? I am reading this forum and seeing guys put a ton of work and cash into hulls that are 15,20,25,30 even 40 yrs old why? I know a 40 yr old Grady would be dumped what is the reason these boats are so much different? Is it nostalgia? I do see the beauty as well as the ability for the platform to be either a working hull or a cruiser it just seems the DE has a following that is unique. Also many of you mention different keels please explain as my limited knowledge thought sails were the only boats with a keel?