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» Number of reviews : 7967 - viewing 10 Per Page

Last Review Posted by mattfr - posted: Mon September 23, 2013 12:37pm [ Post a Review

Views: 7800

Bob, do you have one for sale?
Product Details: "48" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.17

Last Review Posted by captmayhem - posted: Fri September 20, 2013 5:57am [ Post a Review

Views: 4266

1979 oday 23, as mentioned above, poor through deck work, leaving me with the repair and re bedding of everything. Really, for a 34 year old boat, I have no complaints. Stanchions are very weak and the base plates bend easily, so I just removed to re bed, and have at them with a hammer Smile quickly back to flat and back on. Not a fan of the main sheet arrangement , would much prefer a traveler, that's about all I have on my shortlist right now.

Rating: 6
Product Details: "23" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******* 7.00

Last Review Posted by katiejai - posted: Sun September 8, 2013 6:07pm [ Post a Review

Views: 6670

does anyone have anyinfo on the gas engine in the chance 30--think it is a palmer
Product Details: "Chance 30/30" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating:

Last Review Posted by boknows - posted: Thu August 29, 2013 6:33pm [ Post a Review

Views: 1612

I just bought it but I have sailed it a few times. I will keep ya posted

Rating: 10
Product Details: "45" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********** 10.00

Last Review Posted by unbusted67 - posted: Sat August 24, 2013 11:40am [ Post a Review

Views: 3966

Well we bought our 1983 CAL 35 "Callisto" in 2011. I believe we were the 4th owners. The previous owner had passed away and his wife was anxious to sell. The boat was listed for 24K. I started to do the survey and had the $4500 down as a down payment when the surveyor found that their was substantial moisture in the deck towards the bow as well as some delamination in that area as well. I told the women I was going to walk or she could take my down payment and I would take over repairs. Which is what she did. So I got a whole lot of boat for very little money. We also got a big project. The interior of the MKII's is my biggest gripe. They were sent out of the factory with very cheap foam and vinyl headliner which sags badly at any sign of moisture. The previous owners had already removed the headliner and left an ugly yellow paint on bare fiberglass. I will be fixing that this winter as well as the decks. We have the 1/4 berth version which I really like. It allows for a guest to have limited privacy as well as extra storage. The lack of the large lazarrette meant I had to build a custom propane locker because the boat didn't come with one. In terms of sailing she seems to be a pretty quick little boat for her size and age. She sails nicely on a run or reach, I can't say I've spent much time sailing to windward in her. It is a simple sail plan and has yet to exhibit much weather helm. Our CAL has a Universal M40B which on all accounts has been an awesome engine, minus the blown damper plate I only found out about this fall! As mentioned above the thing burns about .6GPH! So awesome. My only other comment about the CAL 35 is the lack of info about them. I have relied heavily on Ed on "Calliente", also in Boston harbor, for info and tips since there isn't much info online. My wife and I moved aboard Callisto in October and spent a comfortable winter aboard her in Boston Harbor with the help of a Dickinson Diesel heater which I believe came with the boat.

Rating: 8
Product Details: "35" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 8.25

Last Review Posted by tdoster - posted: Wed August 21, 2013 8:26am [ Post a Review

Views: 3744

Boat sails as well as Morgan, Irwin, and other thin draft boats. Very comfortable helm with good 360 visibility. Westerbeke/Mitsubishi 46HP Diesel is a bit over-powered for this boat, but no problem pushing it against tides and currents. Pilot house is very comfortable when sailing in foul weather or sipping a cup of coffee at anchor warm/cool and dry. Boat is the perfect ICW or Loop boat for a couple. Wish the boat had a quarter berth to sleep one more, otherwise very well laid out. Could use more storage lower, and lots of areas difficult to get to for maint. Engine access is excellent.

Rating: 7
Product Details: "300 Motorsailer" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******* 7.00

Last Review Posted by blew1000 - posted: Sun August 18, 2013 2:58pm [ Post a Review

Views: 2431

Just a quick reminisce: I bought a Banshee while in high school, in early 1970s. Sailed it on SF Bay, mostly out of Palo Alto or wherever a race was happening. Barry Bruch had started Banshee International, was trying to compete with Laser. Just didn't have the marketing ummph. (I remember him coming to our house and making an investment pitch to my dad, who decided against it.) The Banshee wasn't quite as tightly controlled one-design, but to my mind was much more comfortable to sail (rounded cockpit gunwales instead of hard ones). But there were design weaknesses. Twice the bottom of the mast-step tube broke free from inside the hull. Once I managed to capsize quickly, keeping from major damage. Another time I punched through the bottom of the hull. Staff from Banshee Int'l patched me up! She was my first wholly-owned boat [the El Toro before that was my parents :-) ]. Guess you never get over your first love -- I'd snap one up in a minute today!

Rating: 8
Product Details: "Banshee" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******* 7.00

Last Review Posted by fredsterl42 - posted: Mon August 5, 2013 8:53am [ Post a Review

Views: 8638

Any word on a group page out there on the web for the Offshore 33's ? I've had this for about a month now and previous ownership info seems to be that I have the boat that Ian talked about in this thread. No problems so far except for a bit of overheating in the volvo-md11c, I think input water line might be covered in barnacles... getting bottom scraped to see. One difference between my sloop and the cat-ketch is that I dont seem to have the centerboard.

Rating: 8
Product Details: "33" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ******** 7.80

Last Review Posted by JilesHinson - posted: Fri August 2, 2013 5:55pm [ Post a Review

Views: 5315

Mine is a 1980 model. I truly love this boat. It is just right in so many ways. The boat handles well under sail and power. The hull feels solid and safe at sea probably due to the weight of the boat. At the same time, it's 4'2" draft allows me to anchor in places many boats can't get to. She is not so small as to be confining and not too large to be an upkeep nightmare. For the money spent I think I hit a home run least for me.

Rating: 8
Product Details: "32" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 8.50

Last Review Posted by DonBland - posted: Sun July 28, 2013 4:45pm [ Post a Review

Views: 2170

She is a all around great vessel, now almost 50 years old, decks never bend or give at all, still sails like a dream, *(new sails) I have sailed her for decades & cannot imagine what the fellow above found un-handy, if he knew how to trim her sails; no weather helm, yes she is tender to 12' or so, but stiffens up nicely pronto thereafter. Well designed and tough as carbide nails! over 1/2 in thick hull solid roving no chop, I've replaced sea-cocks, so I know! Great boat, can't replace her, ever again! Eh?

Rating: 10
Product Details: "26" by Administrator - posted: Mon May 12, 1997 - Rating: ********* 9.00

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