en-us Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:16:09 -0400 PhotoPost ReviewPost 5.0 60 Bodega 30 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:06:51 -0400 <a href=";title=bodega-30&amp;cat=3"><img title="farallon_29_drawing.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="farallon_29_drawing.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Lazerbrains<br /><br />Description: Also known as the Farallon 29 and the Golden Gate 30 GeForce256 32MB 33 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:17:26 -0500 <a href=";title=geforce256-32mb-33&amp;cat=2"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: hihihehe<br /><br />Description: as GeForce256 32MB 4 Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:15:37 -0500 <a href=";title=geforce256-32mb-4&amp;cat=2"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: hihihehe<br /><br />Description: cvbn GeForce256 32MB Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:12:31 -0500 <a href=";title=geforce256-32mb&amp;cat=500"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: hihihehe<br /><br />Description: asdasd S37 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:40:20 -0400 <a href=";title=s37&amp;cat=540"><img title="leaving_SRHills.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="leaving_SRHills.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: dockbumdan<br /><br />Description: This sloop rigged plan is extremely fast. She sails very well in light air and points very tight to the wind. The boat usually wins her class in Bay racing and is versatile enough to have transited the Gulf offshore from MA to FL and Back (her light displacement made for a lively - though fast crossing). Only weakness is interior cabin layout with pilot berth raised above sette to port. Overall - she is the best performing boat for the money I have ever sailed. V27 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:45:45 -0400 <a href=";title=v27&amp;cat=23"><img title="Vancouver27_1.png" border="0" src="" alt="Vancouver27_1.png" /></a><br /><br />by: laika<br /><br />Description: I have a 1982 Pheon-built (UK) V274. Excellent quality and heavily built. Still a very solid and dry boat despite having traveled far and wide. It is a large 27 footer, and is very comfortable for a small crew. Standing headroom. I'm 6'1&quot; and no other boats on my shortlist allowed for standing headroom below..about 6'2&quot;. The biggest difference, to my knowledge, between the Canadian and UK versions is that the UK boats have a couple inches of tumblehome in the hull amidships which make her a bit stiffer. The V274 (or V27F) differs from the original V27 in that the interior accommodates 4-berths (twin V-berth, two setee berths) whereas the V27 has two setee berths as well as a quarterberth behind the nav station. 3-berth: -quarterberth for when underway -a few more feet of space in main salon, as the head and anchor locker do not take as much space as the 274's V-berth -accommodates for a larger galley -allows the salon table to be placed fore of the mast support beam -head placed along centerline up towards the bow -more closet space (full hanging locker) 4-Berth: -privacy of enclosed double V-berth -sleeps 4 instead of 3 (though I think 4 on board for longer passages would be a bit of a stretch) -more storage (starboard lazarette not cut in half by quarterberth running under cockpit, and more storage underneath V-berth) Overall, the 3-berth is designed for being underway, and the majority of V27s are 3-berth. The 4-berth was originally oriented more towards families. Despite some compromises for offshore comfort, I personally like the 4-berth purely for the privacy of its double berth. The Vancouver 28 is the later counterpart to the 27 and is still in production in the UK by Northshore Yachts. I have not seen a V28 but know that the extra foot went into the cockpit, and that there were only a handful of minor adjustments otherwise made to the design beyond that. Some of the issues I've found with my V27: 1. The rudder strut just below the prop and connecting the keel to the skeg was slightly cracked atop and lengthwise. Grinding down, I found it to be foam cored and all the foam had become rotten. Not a particularly hard fix however. 2. minor blistering around the hull, not too surprising for a 30 year old boat. 3. when the hull was laid up, the builder could not mold the main hull along with the rudder strut / skeg all at once. They had to be glassed together afterwards. I found this to be a problem area, one that had in my case apparently blistered and been patched over many years ago. The epoxy/filler used had begun to crack like cement. Beneath, I found small pockets of blistering far into the laminate. Foundational problems that I've heard about with these boats are scarce, though sources are thin, scattered and at times somewhat conflicting. Blistering (though V27s have been produced by many different builders throughout the years) and problems with the rudder heel are what come to mind. Otherwise the boat is built like a tank. Heavy for its size, but still easy to shorthand and with a solid motion. Balances and tracks very well. Additionally, its faster than its reputation seems to have it. As others have said elsewhere, her size and design make it easy for a shorthanded crew to sail her to her full potential. She has higher freeboard than most boats her size. The high freeboard is not a bad tradeoff for a drier ride in my opinion, despite the moderately higher windage. The standard rig is substantial, with 9/32 rigging (at least on UK versions), twin backstays and twin running stays (cutter back stays), providing 12 or so points rising up to the mast at every angle. The size and mount of the outboard rudder is substantial. The bottom line: There are few production boats under 30 feet in length that have been built with extended passagemaking so squarely in mind. She is a VERY comfortable pocket cruiser to live on and can handle heavy loading without drastically affecting performance and safety. A bit spendy for her size, but you get what you pay for. I have not sailed a NorSea 27, Vega 27, Pacific Seacraft Orion, or other boats typically compared to the V27. A few other notes: -excellent engine room access -high quality interior teak and joinery -solid fiberglass hull with good access to all points below waterline -lots of storage space for a 27 footer -very well balanced -initially very difficult to maneuver in reverse with a fixed prop! She'll go only where the wind, the current and her propwalk take her! Finally, there always seem to be a handful of Vancouver 27s for sale in the UK, one or two in Canada, and occasionally one in the states. I purchased mine in the states in late 2011 and have seen only one other for sale here since then. I occasionally see Canadian built V27s for sale in the BC area. Here are some other V27 links I've come across: [url=]Vancouver 27 Review :[/url] [url=]Vancouver 27: Pocket Voyager -[/url] Owners association: [url=]Vancouver Yachts Association[/url] Owners forum: [url=]Vancouver Yachts Association Forum :: Index[/url] Beneteau 351 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 12:20:32 -0400 <a href=";title=beneteau-351&amp;cat=74"><img title="beneteau_351_inside.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="beneteau_351_inside.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: administrator 1990 MacGregor 26 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:58:04 -0400 <a href=";title=1990-macgregor-26&amp;cat=368"><img title="1990_macgregor_26.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1990_macgregor_26.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: administrator duplicate - please delete Tue, 19 Apr 2011 06:52:19 -0400 <a href=";title=duplicateplease-delete&amp;cat=471"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sailodr cal 21 Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:45:33 -0500 <a href=";title=cal-21&amp;cat=99"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: jerwilken<br /><br />Description: I've had this boat five years. It is a 1979 swing keel. Fun boat to sail, but not a big enough cabin to spent more than a night or two on. CAL 35 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:28:52 -0500 <a href=";title=cal-35&amp;cat=99"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: ejjawhite<br /><br />Description: Great boat. It is hard to find a 35 footer with a separate , and large shower. The boat sails well and is a well built boat also. It is hard to find a weakness. Loete of teak inside, and many large storage lockers. 25 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 19:45:42 -0500 <a href=";title=25&amp;cat=620"><img title="151951front_stbd_a.JPG" border="0" src="" alt="151951front_stbd_a.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: junaido<br /><br />Description: Tanzer 25 was the last model built by Tanzer industries of Canada. About 60 or of so boats were built in the mid-1980's before Tanzer went out of business. Its relatively faster than other comparable Tanzer models. A nice pocket-cruiser with a full enclosed head, spacious V-berth and a large quarter berth. Unlike other Tanzer models that were designed in-house, the Tanzer 25 was designed by the French naval architect team of Michel Joubert and Bernard Nivelt. Bavaria 51 Cruiser 2009 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:18:45 -0500 <a href=";title=bavaria-51-cruiser-2009&amp;cat=68"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Kallisto<br /><br />Description: Bavaria 51 Cruiser built in 2009 with 5 cabins and 3 heads in Athens. Scandinavian Cruiser 20 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:46:49 -0500 <a href=";title=scandinavian-cruiser-20&amp;cat=20"><img title="1637064173971678_d8cce189cc_b.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="1637064173971678_d8cce189cc_b.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Scandinavian<br /><br />Description: It was an emotional experience to finally see and test-sail the result of all the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of the large team of people who has developed the Scandinavian Cruiser concept over the past two years. In this video you watch the test sailing of the first Scandinavian Cruiser 20: I have now been sailing the Scandinavian Cruiser 20 for two warm and sunny days with light wind of 5-10 knots in Xiamen, China. The water and air temperature was around 25C (80F). I wish sailing could be like this every day! So how does she sail? In many ways she feels like a big dinghy, with fast acceleration in a puff, turns on a dime, light on the tiller, etc, but in other ways she is like a keel boat, with good forgiving stability from the deep bulb keel. You benefit from hiking, but you do not need to! The modern keel and rudder makes her fast - no doubt about it. I sailed upwind next to a J80, pointing 5 degrees higher and going much faster. I started 100 meters behind the J80, and was 100 meters ahead to windward in no time. In all fairness, in light wind the J80 could not reach hull speed, but the SC 20 did easily. On a reach with the asymmetrical spinnaker she is also fast. She is very easy to jibe by just one person. The high boom, self-tacking jib and GNAV vang (not shown on boat number one) helps a lot. Easy to tack and jibe without getting hit by a boom or vang rope. We have not tried her in strong wind yet. This is something to look forward to. Being two people on board when the wind picks up will be a big help. Using the trapeze will also be fun. We believe that we have created a unique new yachting concept, and the early results are certainly encouraging - the boat sails like a dream as you can see. Best regards Nis Peter Lorentzen Founder Star Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:13:16 -0400 <a href=";title=star&amp;cat=16"><img title="156238P1050183.JPG" border="0" src="" alt="156238P1050183.JPG" /></a><br /><br />by: Fonkamex<br /><br />Description: Manufactured in Montreal, Canada by Olympic Yachts Ltd. Hull Type: Long Keel Rig Type: Masthead Sloop LOA: 23.33 LWL: 17.58 Beam: 7.42 Draft (max.) 2.92 Draft (min.) - Listed SA: 255 Displacement: 3850 Ballast: 1500 Designer: C. A. Martzoucos Builder: Olympic Yachts Ltd. (CAN) Hull: FG First Built: 1969 RIG DIMENSIONS I: 27.00 J: 8.40 P: 25.75 E: 10.83 SA(Fore.): 113.40 SA(Main): 139.44 Total(calc.)SA: 252.84 SA/Disp: 16.51 Est. Forestay Len.: 28.28) For more information : Oceanis 473 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:18:00 -0400 <a href=";title=oceanis-473&amp;cat=74"><img title="536Wye_Island.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="536Wye_Island.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: rseymour<br /><br />Description: I have a 2003 Beneteau 473 that I've taken all over the East Coast of the United States and Canada. She spends the winter in Florida and the Bahamas and the summers in Maine and Nova Scotia. I've taken the boat to Bermuda twice. The 473 is very fast even in light winds. She is also extremely comfortable with a huge cockpit, very large salon and galley, great berths (mine is a 2 cabin model). The aft cabin has the equivalent of a California King Bed while the V-Berth has a Queen Size Bed. The forward head also has a fully enclosed shower. The 473 has an amazing amount of storage. I looked at the 423 when I bought my boat but the 473 had so much more storage and room to install auxiliary equipment that I thought the extra cost was more than justified. The boat has a Max-Prop and she backs up in a straight line. Almost like handling an automobile. The downsides to the boat is the she is a little light offshore in moderate to heavy seas. That said if you added six to ten thousand pounds to the boat she would not handle as well and certainly be slower in light winds. The boat has the Westerbeke 63D engine with a Westerbeke 7.6 BDT generator in the starboard lazarette. She has every conceivable option including AIS, NavTex, SSB, KVH Satellite TV (DirecTV), wireless remote auto-pilot, wireless remote windlass, 27K BTU forced air diesel heater (Espar) ducted into every cabin including the heads, 600 GPD watermaker, Blue Sea digital shore power monitors with galvanic isolators. I spend nine months out of the year on the boat and have put thousands of offshore and coastal miles on it and would buy the same boat again. Venture Cat 15 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:14:17 -0400 <a href=";title=venture-cat-15&amp;cat=368"><img title="165687VCat_15.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="165687VCat_15.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: VentureCat15<br /><br />Description: I purchased my neglected MacGregor VentureCat 15 out of a farm field. It had never been sailed by its &quot;then-owner&quot;, the tramp was in tatters, the trailer rusty, the halyard turned to dust. However, the sails were in good shape and for $250, I was it's new owner. After a new tramp for $250, a new halyard for $45, and some glass work on a cracked hull, I was in business. I like the VCat because it comes with a large furling jib, and takes advantage of the lightest breeze. I like the simplicity of it - the halyard ties to the top grommet of the sail, and a pin secures the foot. No traveller on the main sheet. The jib sheets sometimes get in the way when tacking and jibing - they come right across the trampoline. Great for single handing - including stepping the mast. Eclipse Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:04:11 -0400 <a href=";title=eclipse&amp;cat=426"><img title="161082dscf0007.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="161082dscf0007.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: kimdino<br /><br />Description: A lovely little pocket cruiser/racer. Available in fin or lifting keel versions. My fin keel boat holds its own very well in club races AND takes the sea well. The only downside is the headroom but it is only 22'. Zoum Racer Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:51:39 -0500 35C Wed, 04 Feb 2009 20:49:14 -0500 <a href=";title=35c&amp;cat=507"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Maggie-K Bristol Channel Cutter Tue, 03 Feb 2009 19:12:50 -0500 <a href=";title=bristol-channel-cutter&amp;cat=86"><img title="4830Aloha.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="4830Aloha.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Alohakate<br /><br />Description: The Bristol Channel Cutter is perhaps one of the most famous bluewater boats designed by Lyle Hess who designed the vessels sailed by Lin and Larry Pardey. We love the boat. We've owned two of them Aloha #95 and Indigo #113. We've sold 46 of these lovely little cruisers. We noticed the boat is not listed here. It is an amazing boat. Catalina 16.5K Fri, 21 Nov 2008 08:35:24 -0500 <a href=";title=catalina-16-5k&amp;cat=108"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: solarfry<br /><br />Description: I would recommend the following dinghy daysailors: American 14.6 or 18 used at a lot of sailing schools. centerboard only and pretty stable under 10MPH Both will plane at 12 MPH winds and I have clocked the 18 at 7MPH GPS on 12 MPH. They need to have plugs on scuppers while sailing but will self bail without passengers. Keep your hand on the mainsheet on these if wind picks up. They will plane readily. :D Catalina 14.2 or for more space 16.5 they are both available with fixed keel. You can try a 14.2keel at a rental on Mission Bay, CA or a 16.5keel at a rental place in Santa Barbara. These boats are pretty beat up but in usable condition and will give you an idea on how they hold up to abuse. I sailed the 16.5 and found it to point very high. It felt like a much bigger keelboat at windspeeds 8 to 15. Not a leaner and does not need plugs on scuppers. Water drains out with 2 passengers in boat. Cockpit remains dry :) The 16.5k proved to be my preferred boat after the Compac suncat daysailer due to it's keel. I often sail in the ocean and wind speeds run from 8MPH to 25MPH the same day. Compac 14 picnic cat or 17' suncat. These are very well built and sturdy craft but very sllllooooowwww. Easiest boats to trailer of rig. Just slow. Wet cockpit, water does not drain out on picnic cat as scuppers are too high. Water comes in through centerboard uphaul cable or line. Expensive boats new or used.:( Precision 15. I examined one at a dealers. workmanship is below others listed above. Hull and cap are held together by rivets. some rivets do not go through. Very flexible which turned me off quickly as this guarantees gelcoat problems in the future. Very light. Not impressed. Ovni 395 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 20:32:27 -0500 <a href=";title=ovni-395&amp;cat=458"><img title="156562Tran_y3.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="156562Tran_y3.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: OsmundL<br /><br />Description: I took my Ovni 395 north of the Polar Circle this summer, sailing single-handed. Most Ovnis were destined for balmy tropical beaches, but it proves perfect also for colder climates. Aluminium, centreboard, insulated and as waterproof as a tin can (no bolts through deck), it feels very safe on the high seas. In 2 years I have not seen a single pin, shackle or fitting fail (not even the original knots in halyards etc. tied by the riggers have come undone). Could be a little quicker in light airs, but apart from that sailing it is pure joy. I have built a hard dodger mostly to improve the view forward, this ought to be a factory option. (R20, R24, R26, etc) designed by Raymond Richards Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:51:33 -0400 <a href=";title=-28r20-2c-r24-2c-r26-2c-etc-29-designed-by-raymond-richards&amp;cat=492"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: tenuki<br /><br />Description: Find the reviews for these boats under 'Kent Rangers': [b][color=red][size=24]DO NOT POST HERE, GO TO THE ABOVE THREAD!![/size][/color][/b] R24 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:37:45 -0400 <a href=";title=r24&amp;cat=343"><img title="134070R24plan-small1.png" border="0" src="" alt="134070R24plan-small1.png" /></a><br /><br />by: tenuki<br /><br />Description: Check out the Yahoo Group for more info. ( Baltic 37 Mon, 21 Jul 2008 07:19:27 -0400 <a href=";title=baltic-37&amp;cat=65"><img title="131147Flevo20spi.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="131147Flevo20spi.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Haguesail<br /><br />Description: I've owned the Baltic 37 &quot;Brut&quot; for three years, racing her in local regattas as well as cruising with family and friends. I have also sailed against and corresponded with several other owners, it is a select and helpful community. The boat is still a terrific medium and long distance offshore racer, built like a tank and able to handle weather and heavy seas. She also does very well in light air, as the IOR design has less wetted surface than broad-transom (big-assed) modern designs, and the oversized genoas and masthead kites earn their keep. The weakest area is running in heavy wind, where the IOR hull can be difficult to control. Round the cans racing is a challenge but can be satisfying if well executed. The interior, like all Baltics, is warm, woody, and very well crafted. Bunks are snug, but the old-style pilot berths with lee cloths are a godsend on long passages. A wonderful boat with great lines, heritage, and a good combination of performance and comfort. Chris Baltic 37 &quot;Brut&quot; Commodore Owners Website Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:17:51 -0400 <a href=";title=commodore-owners-website&amp;cat=143"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Undine<br /><br />Description: Commodore Owners Website Little Harbor 38 Sloop Fri, 07 Mar 2008 08:27:18 -0500 <a href=";title=little-harbor-38-sloop&amp;cat=721"><img title="10213lhb38_01.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="10213lhb38_01.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: marinedtcomRob<br /><br />Description: The Little Harbor 38 is a beautiful boat! She's fast, handles well and is very comfortable at sea. She's also very high maintenance with lots of wood, teak decks and at her age now lots of work needing to be done on many of this series. There were 22 built in total, I believe. I love mine but you either need a lot of money to pay someone to upkeep this little mistress for you, or she has to be your passion! Download the PDF attached for a lot more info! Use this link: Submitted by: Rob Proctor, CEO Telstar 28 Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:06:37 -0500 <a href=";title=telstar-28&amp;cat=21"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sailingdog<br /><br />Description: The Telstar 28 is a folding trailerable cruising-oriented sport trimaran sailboat with a unique mast-raising system. The boat's specifications are: LOA 27' 6&quot; Beam 18' / 8' 6&quot; open / folded Draft 5' 3&quot; / 15&quot; centerboard down / centerboard up Mast height 35' 6&quot; / 37' 6&quot; standard mast / tall rig version Sleeps five as designed. Mainsail 242 sq. ft. 150% Genoa 274 sq. ft. Screacher sail 397 sq. ft. Unlike the Corsair trimarans, the Telstar is focussed on cruising, and comes with a full galley, with optional refrigeration, and a full head, with holding tank and sink. The Telstar also has 6' of standing headroom throughout most of the cabin. The ama folding system allows the Telstar 28 to be stored in a normal marina single width slip, since it is only 8' 6&quot; wide when the amas are retracted, but do not make the boat any longer when retracted, as the amas tuck under the main hull. The amas use a tool-free locking mechanism and can be deployed at anchor/mooring or while underway in under two minutes. The centerboard and rudder both kick up and the rudder works to steer the boat in both the up and down positions. The tiller is designed to steer the outboard motor when under power, giving the Telstar exceptional maneuverability under power. The outboard motor mounting system is designed to allow the motor to hoist completely clear of the water, giving the Telstar good light air performance, while also allowing the boat to have good performance under power, even in heavy weather conditions. The mast raising system is unique and allows the mast to be lowered or raised by a single person in under 15 minutes using a single mast-raising control line, led to a genoa sheet winch. The boat can be on the trailer or on the water when raising or lowering the mast as the system does not depend on the trailer winch, unlike the Corsair mast raising system. The system can be stopped at any point between fully up or down. It can also be reversed at any point in the process with no trouble. Tayana 52 Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:38:24 -0500 <a href=";title=tayana-52&amp;cat=625"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: camaraderie<br /><br />Description: The Tayana 52 is a blue-water design by Bob Perry which is available in aft and center cockpit versions and as a cutter rigged sloop or ketch. Design is medium heavy displacement with fin keel and skeg mounted rudder. Perry himself said this boat has the &quot;sweetest shear he has ever drawn&quot;. Standard engine is the Perkins 4-236 86HP. Tankage fit and finish are those of a top tier world cruiser. Newport 17 Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:03:34 -0400 <a href=";title=newport-17&amp;cat=365"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: arbarnhart<br /><br />Description: 1978 Newport 17. It weighs about 100 lbs, has a swing keel that drops down about 5' and drafts less than a foor with it up. Decent weekend cabin, though a little smaller than some other smallish cruisers because it has a really large cockpit. Easy to single hand, likes a lot of wind (bit of a dog in light air, but fun when it kicks up). All the info/stories I have found indicate that it is very difficult to tip all the way over (I found one owner's story where he tried and failed because he waanted to test righting it) and the few I found that said it went over all said it self righted. I have been in contact with one person who took one to the Bahamas and back. I don't plan to do that, but it isnice to know it seems pretty capable. the very large cockpit only has a single drain, so my fear in rough seas would be that it would stay swamped for a few minutes if any big waves ever broke in it. I paid $1200 for mine and that was with aa new keel and cable, new rudder and tiller, all dings in hull recently repaired, trailer recently regalvinized and with new axels and tires. I have only been out a few times so far, but I am pretty pleased with it. It trailers well behind a wimpy tow vehicle. Countess 33 CC Mon, 27 Aug 2007 05:02:27 -0400 <a href=";title=countess-33-cc&amp;cat=4"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Haguesail<br /><br />Description: I've had a 1988 Countess 33CC for almost a year now, having restored her to sailing shape over the winter and sailed most of a season in Holland. As noted in other forums, the biggest advantages are interior layout and room, robust hull design and construction, and normal fitting of a larger motor (40 hp range). It is on the heavy side and not a light air boat, but very secure and managable in heavy weather. As most Colvics were finished out by individuals or small yards, the quality varies significantly from boat-to-boat. If you are looking for a comfortable sea-worthy cruiser, forgiving and easy to single- or short-hand, that may not have a luxury fit-out but will be well priced, this is a very good choice. 34 MKII Tue, 24 Jul 2007 23:51:34 -0400 <a href=";title=34-mkii&amp;cat=117"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sailacat34<br /><br />Description: 2002 Catalina 34MKII Fraser 41 Wed, 20 Dec 2006 22:25:52 -0500 rhodes22 Sat, 02 Sep 2006 21:13:27 -0400 <a href=";title=rhodes22&amp;cat=500"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: pangbob<br /><br />Description: trailerable sailboat 423 Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:41:30 -0400 <a href=";title=423&amp;cat=74"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Extravision<br /><br />Description: Fantastic and huge 42 footers that (don't tell Marina owners) measures 43'2''. This design is derived from the celebrated 473 but represents a much better value for the buck. Ours is equiped with in mast furler, high power winlass, 140% Genee, brand new High tork low RPM Volvo diesel as quiet as I ever experienced on a sail boat of this size. Obtaining 8 knots on a 9 knots+ breeze on a close haul for a cruising boat is a treat. Too bad Beneteau North Carolina is not supporting their owners the way they should. Good thong dealers such as Marina Gosselin remain behnd their customers. Notice to 473 shoppers, take a close look at the 423 and outside the dual helm station that prevents anyone from using cockpit seats as sea berth, is more or less the same boat for 100k cheaper...hard to justify the expense. By the way, do choose the super dooper Raynav E80 display unit mounted right where it should be for easy navigation and reference at a glance. Platinum electronic charts are also something to talk about. Sails really in all point of sails and like most Beneteau's, reverse is a real gamble whisle docking. Some will prefer the fully batten main sail which turns out to be the same price but once you've played with the in mast furler, you never go back. This is our third Beneteau but beats the others by a land slide. Impression 434 Thu, 24 Aug 2006 11:37:12 -0400 19 Tue, 18 Jul 2006 20:26:39 -0400 <a href=";title=19&amp;cat=368"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: fortunare<br /><br />Description: A fun boat which tows behind a small car, launches in 10&quot; of water, uses water ballast and planing hull to achieve over 20 mph under power. Huge sleeping area for 4, enclosed head, small galley make it ideal for a couple alone or even with several small kids. Rugged enough for anything short of ocean crossings, very easy maintainance. No longer in production but over 1000 were built. We have an active yahoo group of members. For more info go to: Laser Pico Sun, 16 Apr 2006 21:38:14 -0400 <a href=";title=laser-pico&amp;cat=665"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: david333<br /><br />Description: Nice stable one person boat SO37 Thu, 06 Apr 2006 15:12:55 -0400 <a href=";title=so37&amp;cat=326"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: administrator<br /><br />Description: Jeanneau SO37 First 26 Tue, 21 Mar 2006 21:16:16 -0500 <a href=";title=first-26&amp;cat=74"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Extravision<br /><br />Description: Decent entry level sailboat with French flair, aftcabin and spirited sailing capabilities catalina 36 MKII Fri, 10 Mar 2006 17:14:00 -0500 <a href=";title=catalina-36-mkii&amp;cat=117"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: gsinibaldi<br /><br />Description: SAIL BOAT Cape North 43 Mon, 06 Mar 2006 06:35:37 -0500 <a href=";title=cape-north-43&amp;cat=4"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Donlanc<br /><br />Description: Cape Norths were built in Hong Kong in '70s - '80s to plans by the acclaimed Ted Brewer. He reportedly claimed this as a favourite design. Built as sloops or Ketches, 25 hulls were laid, all of which are still afloat, I believe. Heavy displacement, deep forefoot and solid build provide a very sea-kindly boat, but her smooth lines provide good performance on &amp; off wind so long as the breeze is up. Moody 36 late 70's Wed, 01 Mar 2006 15:45:06 -0500 <a href=";title=moody-36-late-70-27s&amp;cat=14"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: VictorII<br /><br />Description: Good example of early GRP production boat. Centre cockpit design with safe deep cockpit. After 26 years no signs of osmosis, except in the rudder some superficial patches. Extremely strong build quality, very safe for long passages. Dual cabin with own toilet and shower. Good original engine, requires normal maintenance but not more, even after all this time and over 3000 hours on mine. Especially good value for money and keeps value well. 30 Tue, 28 Feb 2006 13:37:46 -0500 <a href=";title=30&amp;cat=6"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: mike dixon<br /><br />Description: Sturdy FG sloop. Forward V birth suitable for only one adult or two children. Interior has a FG overhead liner only. Most leaks from from windows particulary head slider. New gasket and bedding corrects problem. Handrails replacement will require cutting into liner. Access to entire hull is good so major repairs if needed are paractical. Engine access , however, is nearly impossible except for agile dwarfs. Some have corrected this by forming a cockpit hatch over engine. Floor of cockpit given (over time) to breakdown due to water penatration. Also forward deck areas just at cabin turn can become soft from heavy use. Cockpit can be fixed by installing hatch and stiffening entire area. Forward areas need to reinforced from below. (A messy but manageable job for novice.) Mast compression on overhead FG beam needs to be monitored. If a sag is noted then remove mast and install a compression post to door jam first making a 'mast step' molded to hull with new floor formed over area. Electrical was elementrary but standard for the day of build. Most should be ripped out and replaced although wireing between deck and liner is robust and can usualy be reused. It is usually not marine grade so check for rot under coating. Keel is molded with inside embeded balast. A very reliable method and so far trouble free. The interior chain plates leak over time and will rot bulkheads. Moveing chains to outside of hull is solution but one loses a small (but critical) ability to point since sheets cannot be hard in. Rudder has a strong shoe for extra support. Shaft is usually 1&quot; off set to port to clear rudder post. Very difficult to install wheel steering on this model. Rudder shaft is led from tube just above water line with no water seal so it cannot be easily cut down to fit quadrant. Boat is slightly stern heavy especially if one loads up the massive cockpit lockers. Keep weight forward to correct. Boat sails well on all points and will usually out perform most others of the same vintage. It will in my experience easily outsail the later E 30+ model. I would recomend this Model for a complete rebuild job if you have the time. Beatup examples are easily available for under $5K. Signed, Mike Dixon SS 'Pokoli' 1967 E 30 20 Tue, 28 Feb 2006 03:51:52 -0500 <a href=";title=20&amp;cat=15"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: BadAndy<br /><br />Description: Full keel, fiberglass sloop. LOA 19.5', beam 7.75', draught 3.25' 38 not 380 Tue, 21 Feb 2006 21:37:27 -0500 <a href=";title=38not380&amp;cat=4"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sailnaway<br /><br />Description: Catalina 38 A Sparkman Stephens design started life as the Yankee 38. Frank Butler bought the mold for the Yankee 38 and with the design team at Catalina produced a limited number of the Catalina 38. A fast racer the 38 was elected as the Congressional Cup boat for 1979. Frank Buttler of Catalina fame took the 38 to the finish line midway through the eighties when production ended with only around 250 boats being built. Today the Catalina 38 is still a fast contender and is well respected for its good sea abuility and fast sailing. Competive in all areas this classic beauty is a true IOR blue water class boat and should be a great value as a racer or fast cruiser with its enclosed head and roomy interior. Her 6'9&quot;deep draft limits her to deeper ports very few were shol draft. Prices range from $39.000-$54.000 average. A veejay Tue, 13 May 1997 03:52:00 -0400 <a href=";title=a-veejay&amp;cat=29"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Administrator<br /><br />Description: A veejay A.K.Balfor Tue, 13 May 1997 03:52:00 -0400 <a href=";title=a-k-balfor&amp;cat=30"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Administrator<br /><br />Description: A.K.Balfor 22 Tue, 13 May 1997 03:52:00 -0400 <a href=";title=22&amp;cat=31"><img border="0" src="" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Administrator<br /><br />Description: Abbott 22