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Reinell 22
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4 2588 Sun October 14, 2007
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Description: Reinell 22
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri June 13, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cons:

Features: Raised deck, 6' standing room, I have sailed the boat in 30kts-6'seas. Good starter boat, Sleeps 5, About an hour to set up and take down.
Weaknesses: Construction is of middle of the road quality
Satisfaction (1-10) 7
I have owned it for 18 years
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue August 17, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Design is a shoal keel, short sloop rig(under 30' from water to top of 18" VHF whip). Has 6' headroom with sleeping space for 2 adults and several kids, built in refrigerator(poor design)alcohol stove and a separate area for a porta-potty. Hull appears to be sturdy blown f/g and deck is balsa laminate. Shoal keel lets you go where you want right up to the beach but also allows you to lose leaway in cross winds. Not very many around still and I have not found any literature for the Reinell 2200 model. I have growing kids and will outgrow the cockpit within the next year or so. This boat, if you find it, can be purchased for under $3000.00 with all the bells, whistles, trailer and outboard. The sails are not too expensive to replace and there is ample storage space for overnighting. I am glad that our first sailing purchase was as sturdy and easy to sail as our reinell and hope to move up to another larger sailboat soon. Email me if you have any questions or information on the 2200.


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Registered: June 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 203
Review Date: Wed June 20, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4 

 
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An inexpensive introduction to sailing, but with the exception of some of the teak in the cabin, you're getting what you pay for. Cheaper fibreglass and below-average joins and bonds. It's a great looking boat from the outside, and the shoal keel is forgiving for beginners.
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Review Date: Sun October 14, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Affordable, good beginner, lots of storage.
Cons: Shoal keel, head room,

I just bought my Reinell June 2007. I've got to admit that cleaning this old girl was easier than I thought. As described above, has a portapotty, built-in ice-box (can be converted to a fridge), alcohol stove, sink, simple set-up (for two adults) in-cabin dining.

I'll get really detailed for anyone who is interested.

Cabin
My companion way is 2 piece plexiglass with slider. Head space is limited, I'm 6'1" and keep hitting my head in the cabin. The floor steps down towards the middle, where you finally standing on the shoal keel. Me and my wife slept in it for some weekends with minor issues such as using porta potty and limited space to move around.

The original alcohol stove is really decent to be honest. Boils water (1 liter) around 7-8 minutes, cooks meat around 10-15 minutes. I recommend using camping pans instead of household ones. Camping pans are designed thinner to enable cooking on a propane stove and can be stored easier.
There is a simple sink with manual pump faucet next to the stove. There is teak bordering which is handy to hold or keep stuff sliding off. The galley is divided by a wood separator from the porta potty location.

For a good reason, do not use the porta potty unless you really have to. And get it pumped out after returning to dock after each use. The wood separator gives you partial privacy.

Storage is spacious. There is space under the cockpit seats. One has a lid you can use for gas tank for your outboard and to put a bucket. You can also reach to that compartment from the cabin (Good location to store lifejackets and other emergency equipment.) The other is more like a cacoon that you can slide in to sleep but I use an under the matress plastic storage box to keep other stuff in. There are two compartments under dining seating. One is utilized for battery compartment and store two type 24 batteries. The other one is bigger and can be utilized for any storage. There is another compartment (we are not done yet ) Beneath the bow v-berth. Really utilized to store anchor line but even with 200' anchor line I had enough space to put two plastic storage boxes to keep clothes and etc.
There is a under the sink for water tank. I recommend using a sturdy water tank since the surface of this compartment is not finished. This space has also a drawer for storing papers or silverware (I haven't decided yet.)
And finally another storage compartment beneath the cockpit floor. It's a narrow and long storage compartment. I keep paddles (about 6' long), hook, extra lines and cleaning supplies (Yet it still seems half empty )

The dining table is located on port. Simple but efficient set-up. Big enough (2.5'x2.5') to use as a navigation desk. You can also remove the table pedestal and lower the table to sleep an adult here as well.

V-berth is big enough to sleep two adults.

Cockpit
The cockpit can seat 4 adults. The tiller sticks right in the middle and gets in your way sometimes but not a big problem. I keep a cooler for drinks and seems to work fine with tilting tiller. The boom sheets and rigging should be watched while boarding or moving around. (Duh!)

Deck
There are steps on both sides to move onto the deck. Big enough to run around to attend any under way sail problems. There is a big hatch opens to the galley. Watch your step around it. I stepped on it and cannot find a big enough hatch for replacement. Used a glass film to repair until finding a hatch. There are two cleats for docking on bow and two aft. Two small cleats and round cleats for jib sheets.
The mast is strong enough to handle 175lbs climber and can be unstepped.
Rigging is simple and takes about half an hour to setup.

Overall
This boat can be trailered. Shoal box keel and stepping mast makes it easy to move the boat around on ground.
Since I'm new to sailing I haven't really taken my chances with the capabilities of the boat. I do not know if the boat can handle high winds with the shoal keel. I mostly sailed it with 2-12 knots of winds. But again, I'm new to sailing.
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