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Precision 23
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Description: Precision 23
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat February 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I am very happy with my Precision 23. This boat is good looking, the fastest 22' or 23' boat on my lake, and roomier and more nicely finished inside than its competition. It has a 600lb stub keel with a fibreglass centerboard that nestles into the keel, below the hull. As a result, the light board needs no winch and there is no trunk in the cabin. She draws less than 2' with the board up.
The rig has a big main and a small jib, and so it is very easy to single-hand.
In ten years, my only repairs have been re-seating the windows and new sails. I had so much fun sailing it I wore out the old sails.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon December 21, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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23'6"oal; 8'6"beam; Large 7ft cockpit; Roller furling. Trailerable with great owner built mast raising system. Points well; Fairly fast for a 23 footer.
Quite roomy but has only kneeling headroom.
We love the boat.


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feskoro
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Registered: February 2001
Posts: 1
Review Date: Thu February 8, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Not exactly a review but I'm in the market for a sailboat like one of these two, or similar. I've researched these two but would like some owner experience input. Anyone able to compare the Rhodes with the Precision?
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Russ McBean
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Registered: June 2002
Review Date: Sun March 9, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Precision 23 is a fast, trailerable, pocket cruiser. The shoal keel/centreboard makes it easy to launch & retrieve off regular boat ramps.
Good Stuff: Good looking, (I get lots of compliments about the boat), fast, (Base PHRF is 130), big cockpit, feels like lots of space below in cabin.

Bad stuff: Tender (fixable with extra lead added to empty keel housing, about 200 lbs will do) lots of waste space under molded in liner, no traveler.

Overall: good quality construction & hardware, fix the bad stuff & it's a great boat.
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frankncynthia
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Registered: September 2007
Review Date: Sun September 9, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: large cockpit
Cons: porta poti location, no traveler

We sail in all types of conditions on the TN river near Ky and in the Destin FL area and have been happy with it. Keep an eye on the rear backstay bridle where the mainsheet hooks in. The wires at the upper juction of the bridle twist every time you tack and I have had to replace the bridle three times due to wires breaking. Almost lost the backstay in a blow the last time. Now I inspect it closely EVERY TIME we go out. Boat is fast for its size but will only tack through 100 degrees. Centerboard is "clunking" side to side and boat has small leak at pivot bracket attachment area. Impossible to fix without hoist. Added an electric bilge pump. Also had a 130% jenoa made for under 12 knots; it was worth every penny. We had a large biminy made and raised the boom 9 inches so we could sail with it up. Had a new main made to allow for the higher boom and made sure it had two reef points (a must above 25 knots). Biggest complaints are no traveler and POOR location for the porta poti. Precision is a great company to do business with.
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bobchandler

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Registered: July 2010
Location: Brooksville,Fl
Posts: 2
Review Date: Fri July 30, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Very well designed and made
Cons: Needs better cabin ventilation

This is my first saiboat,powered by a 6hp Suzuki outboard.Handles well and with the shoal keel,no problem in shallow channels in Hernando Beach(23" draft).The 1989 and older models,have fixed ports,one hatch up front.Newer boats have improved ventilation with openning ports.With the bimini up,the boom clearance is about 2". To raise the bimini at the dock,you must take off the sail cover and swing the boom to one side...All in all a great boat,well appointed in cabin and well constructed. Not many on the used market,I was fortunate to have gotten mine in my home state of Fla.Hull#198...."Deep Pearl"
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gmerrill
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Registered: March 2011
Posts: 2
Review Date: Tue March 20, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $19,400.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Easy to Sail, Very spacious cabin area, shallow draft
Cons: Haven't found any thing negative

I bought my 2005(sold new in 2006) in October of 2011. It was a freshwater boat and in excellent condition inside and out. I added about $4000 worth of add ons. The boat sails great and is easy to reef. Have heard complaints of boat being tender, have not found that to be so.
51" of headroom, but with large cabin hatchway, it is not hard to get around in. A little pricey new as all good boats and hard to find used.

Greg
Perdido Key, Fl
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