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Pacific Seacraft Dana 24
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Description: Pacific Seacraft Dana 24
Keywords: Pacific Seacraft Dana 24
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon November 1, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The P.S. Dana 24 is 24'2" L.O.D.; 27'3" L.O.A. (with its 3' bowsprit); 21'5" L.W.L.; Beam 8'7"; Draft 3'10"; Displacement 8000 lbs; Ballast 3200 lbs (encapsulated lead); Sail Area 358 sq. ft (100% foretriangle). Tankage: 25 gallon diesel; 40 gallon fresh water; 18 gallon holding. (These tankage figures may not be exact).

The Dana 24 is a Bill Crealock cruising design built by Pacific Seacraft. They are heavy-duty, ocean-going vessels, and many have crossed oceans and some even have circumnavigated, which they are perfectly capable of doing. The first boats were built in 1984, and I believe the last boat built (hull # 232 ?) was delivered in 1998 or possibly early 1999. For the time being, Pacific Seacraft is not taking any orders for the Dana 24 as they claim to be too busy with orders on bigger boats. They have moth-balled the mold and special tooling and may at some point in the future resume building Danas. If you are looking for a new Dana 24, contact Pacific Seacraft in Fullerton, CA to see if their plans have changed. Expect to pay over $100K for a fully equipped new boat. Used boats can be purchased for significantly less - check the N.A.D.A. Marine Appraisal Guide for used price ranges.

The Dana 24 comes configured as either a sloop or a cutter. Many of the sloop-rigged boats carry staysails with integral forestays so they can be sailed in cutter configuration. Also, many of the cutters have made their "permenent" forestay detachable so the boats can be sailed as sloops.

The interior of the Dana is fairly standardized, with only a few minor trim level variations available. It is an open, single cabin lay-out that gives the boat a much bigger feel below than one would expect from a 24-footer. There are four good sized bunks: A double v-berth and two single (port and starboard) settee/sea-berths. The boat is equipped with a full galley (sink, stove/oven, large icebox) and an enclosed head (marine toilet, sink, and usually a detachable shower head). Most have hot and cold pressure water, and some are also plumbed for seawater.

The Dana is equipped with an 18 h.p., two cylinder, freshwater-cooled Yanmar diesel engine (2GM20 F). Standard equipment was a two-bladed prop, with a three bladed-prop as optional.

Below the waterline, the hull is configured with a full keel, although the forefoot is cut-away very considerably. The rudder is hung on the trailing edge of the keel and supported at its base by a massive bronze gudgeon.

The boat is steered by a tiller which is connected to the rudder by a stainless steel rudderpost (the rudder is not transom hung as in the P.S. Flicka 20).

We just purchased our 1986 boat so I cannot yet report on its sailing or other charachteristics. I will provide an update when we get more experienced. I hope eventually to establish a web-site for owners and others interested in the Dana 24, so stay tuned for updates and feel free to contact me for or with additional info.
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