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» Number of reviews : 7981 - viewing 10 Per Page

Last Review Posted by kevinh1157 - posted: Sun February 22, 2015 12:27pm [ Post a Review

Views: 6624

I bought the Koralle Jr. for $495 brand-new in 1970-71. It was the West German version of this boat. It was my first boat and I learned to sail with it. I would highly recommend this boat for a beginner as it was very forgiving. I never capsized the boat except on purpose. It had a tendency to "turn-turtle" when it capsized, but was fairly easy to right. The cockpit is not self-draining, so a bucket to empty water is a must. The hull is a little fragile, and "holed" a few times when it hit something. The elastic cords that hold the storage bin doors will stretch when wet and not keep the doors in place. The hull tends to pound when under sail into a chop. My recollection was that it had 72 square feet of sail. I've seen 82SF in other posts and do not know if my recollection is faulty, or they added some sail area. My boat felt a little under-powered once I learned to sail, but was reasonably competitive in it's class (12 foot dinghy's), but could not keep up with other slightly larger boats such as Lido 14's, Coronado 15, Finn's etc. Laser's were just coming out when I sold my Koralle, but I believed a Laser would be a faster boat. I usually sailed on a lake, but took it (in a group of other boats; a West-Wight Potter and a Columbia 26) from Channel Islands Harbor to Anacapa Island several times. While that was fun, I always felt the boat was a little unsubstantial for this trip. In summary; a good starter boat, but experienced sailors may want more boat. Enjoy.

Rating: 7
Product Details: "Koralle jr" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******* 7.00

Last Review Posted by sailingone - posted: Fri February 13, 2015 12:52pm [ Post a Review

Views: 5851

Hi any one with a Ranger 8.5 out there ? Gerard
Product Details: "28" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating:

Last Review Posted by gjaoryce - posted: Sat January 24, 2015 12:02am [ Post a Review

Views: 5753

I just sold my E32 two days ago after 4 years and over 180 days on the water. We bought it to get on the water and loved it so much we decided to liveaboard an E42!

Rating: 9
Product Details: "32" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.67

Last Review Posted by jhunt260360 - posted: Fri January 23, 2015 7:19am [ Post a Review

Views: 5257

unbusted67 and rickusc I hope that this info will be of help./
Product Details: "35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.25

Last Review Posted by celestialsailor - posted: Tue January 20, 2015 7:48am [ Post a Review

Views: 9476

I have a 1974 Rasmus. She's in Mexico at the moment and eventually the South Seas. She's a little cramped and I get boat envy occasionally, looking at larger vessels...then I see my berthing is cheaper as is refits. I've concluded she is a nice compromise. I built a hardtop for her and love it.
Product Details: "35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.33

Last Review Posted by BrianB - posted: Fri January 9, 2015 12:00pm [ Post a Review

Views: 9176

It is good to hear about the bilge boards (not coming down), in that, I just purchased a bayhen and have yet to put her in the water. She has not been in the water for five years, so we'll see. My particular boat came without the motor well cut out. The cockpit drain has not been drilled out either. I'll put her in the water just to check the boards. But, do you know what size hole to drill for the cockpit drain, and what hardware I should use? I am also unsure of the hoop rings. I only have four on my sail plus the peak and the tack. I'll leave it there. I'd appreciate if you could email me directly at Thanks.

Rating: 5
Product Details: "21" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ***** 5.00

Last Review Posted by Pendragon35 - posted: Sat December 6, 2014 6:02am [ Post a Review

Views: 5404

We bought Pendragon, I believe a 1965 Alberg 35 in July, 2014. Previous Owner (PO) had done extensive rewiring very professionally. Another PO had installed a Yanmar 3gm30 diesel, also another PO had built a beautiful chart table/storage area between the port galley/port settee. I believe the forward berth was also changed; it is about a 1.5 person, starboard only. The boat is tender but hardens up about 25 deg of heel in winds of about 10 knots. She's a joy to sail. Although objectively she isn't as fast as others, she "feels" fast. Very solid, very homey, well built. I have her in Baltimore's inner harbor and intend coastal cruising on the Chesapeake but she has the "we could go anywhere" feel to her. Definitely would recommend this boat for a cruising couple.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by ajmd - posted: Wed November 12, 2014 12:45pm [ Post a Review

Views: 2751

i am looking at a 2000 hunter 310. seems okay, has a 5ft plus keel, looks like the deck hardware where riiging goes into deck (stay??) the bedding looks cracked , any issues??
Product Details: "31" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating:

Last Review Posted by CaptainNick - posted: Fri October 10, 2014 1:05pm [ Post a Review

Views: 6979

This is my second boat after a Catalina 25. I have had my Ericson 27 for 2 seasons now. The first season was almost entirely just cleaning the boat and replacing parts on the atomic 4. This last season finally got the Atomic running smooth with the electronic ignition kit installed and a cleaning of the fuel system. Put on a new hatch cover with new wood trim, and have had a dozen trips out with the engine running well now. Reversing out of my slip is a fun exercise, I think prop walk makes steering in reverse tricky. I seem to always rotate the front to starboard when in reverse, so i counter steer against that now. The boat sails faster than the Catalina 25 or at least feels faster and is also much more sensitive with tiller steering. Looking away for a minute can significantly alter course. Great weekend cruiser so far, and love hearing how far people go on their "smaller" boats. End up daydreaming about sailing down the coast to the Caribbean.

Rating: 7
Product Details: "27" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 7.50

Last Review Posted by ixd704 - posted: Tue September 16, 2014 7:41am [ Post a Review

Views: 3198

Great boat. I've had it for 2.5 years now. She came from the Great Lakes (Sarnia) and is now at home on the Ottawa River. Great for cruising, although it currently won't win any club races (I'm 16th out of 24 boats). But, in fairness to the boat, I had a bad grounding (low water levels and a big unmarked boulder) and the keel now has a bite out of it (grinding cast iron is a slow slow process). Once I fill and fair the divot, speed aught to go back up to 8 knots in a 10 knot blow. At the moment 7.5 knots in a 15 knot wind is the best I can get out of her. Before the grounding, cruising at 8 knots was quite common even under power. Now I'm lucky if I can get her to 7 knots with full power. I have been slowly finding things to fix: The electrical on old boats is, well, old. I have been changing things like the lighting, radio, stereo and all of the wiring to those parts and snaking wire around in this boat is quite a challenge at times. Still to do is the main panel (fuses instead of breakers). I also want to replace the rest of the lighting with LEDs (best thing ever for long battery life at night). My current problem is that water draining from the main hatch cover does not exit through the spouts but rather is running between the glass layers to the windows. I will cut the top off the deck at the hatch and then seal the area where the two glass sheets join. It would have been a better design to have screwed the cover to the deck verses making it part of the deck (my neighbours boat has this set up so I'm going to copy it). I will make it removable. Once repaired, it should be better than new. Engine has started to overheat when at over 50% throttle for extended periods, I suspect it has ingested part of a water pump impeller as I was unable to find all of the parts of the previous one that was broken. I'm sure it will not be fun trying to verify that the water ways are clear through the engine this fall. So it is important to change those impellers often...

Rating: 8
Product Details: "28" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.00

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