The single design improvement we made was to fit a Hoyt Jib Boom to the staysail, replacing the club, which had a tendency to rise and twist when sailing off the wind. When the sheet is eased, the Hoyt boom, obtained from Forespar (949-858-8820, www.forespar. com), maintains precise control of the staysail leech, improving dramatically both the sail's trim and the boat's performance. We're confident that the late Sam Crocker would approve of this arrangement. Asking prices for Stone Horses run from about $20,000 to $35,000. A recently established bonus of Stone Horse ownership is the lively Yahoo group through which owners exchange ideas and offer information. A reunion every summer at Edey & Duff's shop in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, provides an opportunity to meet these Internet friends in person.