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» Number of reviews : 7987 - viewing 10 Per Page

Last Review Posted by Bruce PATRICK - posted: Wed March 18, 2015 7:36pm [ Post a Review


Views: 5210

served me well taught my self to sail. Got in over my head a few time let all the sails go and she bucked once turned into the wind and leveled out reduced sail and carried on. A real LADY VERRY FORGIVING. still teaching me the boat is smarter than the Captain.

Rating: 7
Product Details: "540" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 7.50

Last Review Posted by Cal31 - posted: Wed March 18, 2015 4:12pm [ Post a Review


Views: 2935

Mine is a 1980 although hull number says '79. I DO NOT have a steel cross beam under the compression post. I know my bilge is different from later models as it has a step on the aft end. from amidships forward it is only 4" deep. Aft it is about 12" but get narrower. The shower drains to the bilge. To help drainage I had to drill a few holes in the huge glob of fiberglass and resin surrounding the mast support that was blocking the shower to bilge drain. I'm 6'2" and barefoot I'm good in the cabin. All bunks are 6'6" so I can sleep anywhere. All things considered, it is the best sailboat for me to cruise for a weekend or week. I added marine A/C in the cabin and refer in the icebox. Roller furling to make things easy and when the wind comes up... 10 to 15+ I can still bring home a trophy even with all the added weight.

Rating: 9
Product Details: "31" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.00

Last Review Posted by crseloc - posted: Fri February 27, 2015 12:30pm [ Post a Review


Views: 16025

I have had my potter 4 years, built in 2000, I sail mostly Delaware Bay and have had it "outside" more like an a few times. I always feel safe and I know the boat can handle much more than i can. I have added some additional support back to the deck hardware and larger cleats, new pop up rudder, new outboard bracket, VHF radio. It has cdi roller furling so everything can be done from the cockpit. Spending nights on it is comfortable. I love my "Petrel" and can't think of any downside to the W19

Rating: 9
Product Details: "19" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 7.50

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


Views: 6740

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: 5980

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: 5852

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: 5501

unbusted67 and rickusc I hope that this info will be of help./www.cal40.com/index.php
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: 9635

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: 9371

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 info@hudsondesign.us. 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: 5500

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

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