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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » R - Boats starting with 'R' » Roughwater

 
Roughwater 33
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4 6021 Mon December 31, 2007
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0












Description: Roughwater 33
Keywords: Roughwater 33
 


Author
lowergard
Junior Member

Registered: March 2001
Posts: 2
Review Date: Wed September 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Stoutly built double ended ocean going sloop. Thomas Gilmer design built by Roughwater Yachts in Taiwan. Very similar similar to a Southern Cross 35 or from an underbody standpoint, the Allied Seawind I & II.

15,000 lb. disp. Fiberglass encapsulated lead ballast, 5,000 lbs. Aft hung rudder, long keel with cutaway forefoot, 9.9" beam, low cabin top, spoon bow, short teak bow sprit, 7/8" teak decks over 1.5" fiberglass lay up. No balsa core. Models prior to 1980 used teak plywood in lieu of fiberglass for deck construction. Models 1980-83 showed better overall construction/hardware. Teak cabin interior with very good joinery. Enclosed head. Prior to 1980 (4) opening portals, after 1980 (6). Yanmar 2 cylinder.

Extremely strong and seakindly. Sails reasonably well in 9 knots, performs best 12 knots and above. Sails surprisingly well to windward, finds her groove easily on a broad reach. Offers comfortable long term accommadations for 2 max for her length. Fittings and hardware all generic high quality and easily replaced.

Weaknesses include narrow deck space between the cabin side and the tow rail forward. Moderate weather helm when close tacking. Slow sailing in light winds - but hey, light wind sailing is not what this boat's about.

Currently very satisfied - we bought this boat for safe & comfortable ocean cruising and she has performed to all our expectations. Not produced in mass numbers. We would love to here from other owners !





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verdande
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Registered: April 2007
Location: Aure, Norway
Posts: 2
Review Date: Thu April 19, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: strong and seakindly,balanced under sail
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Roughwater 33 is proparly the same as Aries 32, and almost similar to the Southern Cross 31 - all the same Thomas Gillmer construction
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GBurton
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Registered: June 2007
Posts: 530
Review Date: Fri September 7, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Does anybody have more details on the Aries 32? How many berths, how much headroom?
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Review Date: Mon December 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Mine is a 1974 Hull, older but still the same hull as the 1980's models. The yacht has 6 berths, though I would'nt suggest trying to fill the max. We have a v-berth that sleeps 2, upper storm bunk, lower retractable bunk and salon table that lowered becomes a double.

The Aries is meant for 2-3 people comfortably. Of course, you may have lots more on board for day sailing. It's great in heavy weather and we sail ours always with the Genoa 120%, even w/ 25 knot winds. Fun ride!
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