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» Number of reviews : 7955 - viewing 10 Per Page

Last Review Posted by Ilenart - posted: Wed February 19, 2014 2:35am [ Post a Review

Views: 2847

The "Administrator" should stick to playing with websites as he obviously knows nothing about UFO 34's. Could go on however I think the three references below sums it up ( for instance : "Although some IOR racers handled badly due to attempts to distort hull shapes to "cheat the rule" and obtain a favourable rating, the best of them (She 36's, UFO34's and a few others) were really good all-round fast cruiser/racers, with enough weight and ballast to continue to sail in heavy weather without (as in most modern racers) lots of crew sitting on the rail." something similar from their review of the UFO 34 ( : "Whilst many IOR yachts of the period had a reputation for poor handling, the UFO34 was both fast and virtually vice-free, and the class became successful both as racers and as fast cruisers, many boats being used exclusively as cruising yachts." and finally from Adlard Cole's Heavy Weather Sailing (5th ed) which chronicles a UFO 34 in +60kt (force 11-12) winds : "The popular Holman & Pye-designed UFO34 was a non-extreme yacht by the standards of her day, of moderate to heavy displacement. Apart from being a little weighty on the helm through having a rating-influenced pinched stern, they have few vices".

Rating: 8
Product Details: "34" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.00

Last Review Posted by danr620 - posted: Thu February 6, 2014 8:55am [ Post a Review

Views: 3051

Think ours is a 1975 model. Good support on line for common problems. Mostly because we are sailing 30 year old boats. Company went out late seventies. 21 is a good day sailer with sleeping capacity. Easy to rig and tow. Have rigged up, sailed, tore down same day many times. As always, nicer if you don't have to. Biggest problem is swing keel. Cables wear out and can cause damage if it falls. Just have to inspect yearly. Many boats have similar design. The good is you can float in 6" of water to land in different spots. Modern boats would probably have electric winch. With this old a boat some woodwork and repairs will probably always be needed.

Rating: 7
Product Details: "21" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******* 7.00

Last Review Posted by evenstephen - posted: Sun February 2, 2014 3:42pm [ Post a Review

Views: 9476

I love this boat because it was built to last. You will not find a more stable and sturdy boat. She is not fast, but built to be safe. I sail on SF Bay where, in the summer, winds are 20 -30 knots routinely. She almost prefers a howling gale! Wonderful handling! In light winds she can be slow to turn across the wind. I generally fall off slightly to pick up some speed to get around. I have the NAB version which was finished by Reg Freeman Yachts in England. That means I have a hard top in addition to the HR windshield and the cabin has a slightly differently layout. It also has sliding pocket doors of teak for both the forward and stern cabins which is a pretty cool idea. If you're looking for a relatively inexpensive boat that can safely take you anywhere, look no further.

Rating: 8
Product Details: "35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.33

Last Review Posted by Ilenart - posted: Sat February 1, 2014 8:03pm [ Post a Review

Views: 3209

Owned a Roberts 45 Classic (full keel version) for five years. Did mainly coastal cruising including a three week offshore trip (Abrolhos Islands) Good points - solid steady boat, family felt safe in a blow - was plenty of room for a family of five - nice looking boat - cheap boat to buy Bad points - ordinary design, better designs available - upwind performance weak. In +20kts could not make headway unless you motor sailed -resale value will be poor irrespective of boat condition / equipment levels - build quality variable, especially for one's home built - with bowsprit and davits the overall length was 53ft 5". Need 15 / 18m pen.

Rating: 4
Product Details: "45 ketch" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: **** 4.00

Last Review Posted by bblask - posted: Wed January 29, 2014 6:39am [ Post a Review

Views: 6431

I was given this 1976 boat by its original owner, who due to illness could not continue sailing. Though reasonably maintained, over the years the light construction of the boat has shown itself: failing fiberglass attachment to underlying plywood, cracking sprayed gelcoat on interior walls and seating structures, rubbed-off hull gelcoat, thin layups on hull and pop-top, and failed support plywood for the swing keel winch. I am considering preparing this boat for portions of the Great Loop. However, I am concerned about the general structural condition, and the lack of space for both water and fuel, and the overall reliability of the pop-top mechanism.

Rating: 5
Product Details: "MK26" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ***** 5.00

Last Review Posted by randyrhines - posted: Tue December 31, 2013 10:08am [ Post a Review

Views: 3696

Our hull # was was not used to much and stored very well, well maintained, bright and ariy inside with loads of room and storage, love the ketch rig and sail options it provides, very well behave in heavy weather, 4' 6" draft makes her get in close in the coves, and easy to anchor, full modified keel is a benefit to docking and tacking, huge cockpit , hard to add to what has already been written about the boat, for us it is an awesome cruising couples boat, Dove II

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

Last Review Posted by lastdog001 - posted: Fri December 20, 2013 10:17am [ Post a Review

Views: 4716

A good boat for three to four days, coastal or offshore. Great cruising boat that gets you there at a deceit speed. Handles all weather well and sails to weather well. Good ageless design.

Rating: 10
Product Details: "33" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********** 9.50

Last Review Posted by Bonzai - posted: Sat December 14, 2013 2:45pm [ Post a Review

Views: 5120

Salacia , a 1964 Sailyacht 35, is a very strongly built craft that has been a pleasure in conditions good to pretty bad. Solid and reassuring in a blow, sails amazingly well considering her "motor-sailor" designation. I love this boat!

Rating: 8
Product Details: "Sail Yacth 35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.50

Last Review Posted by MauiPunter - posted: Sat November 30, 2013 11:47am [ Post a Review

Views: 1625

Why would you shorten the already way too short IOR boom by 3'. I actually extended mine 3' for an E dimension of 19'. Much easier sail handling since we only need a 120 upfront. Very surprised to hear about shortening the boom. Wow.
Product Details: "45" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating:

Last Review Posted by bfloyd4445 - posted: Thu November 28, 2013 2:01pm [ Post a Review

Views: 7589

I have yet to see any Downeast trawlers or sailboats that weren't built to very high standards.

Rating: 8
Product Details: "38" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.00

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