Topic: So has it happened to you?
That to matter where you tie up, with inevitability, someone will come and ask "is that a Contessa 26?"
How someone who walks up has either owned one, sailed on one, or knew someone who had one walks over and says "that's a pretty boat."
That a local fisherman/powerboater/person who had hardly seen a sailboat in their life... - ("ask the owner - he's walking up right behind you") would comment on how she doesn't look like today's boats. How she has nice lines. How she looks like she can handle herself when it gets rough.
Has it happened to you?