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S2 35c
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Registered: December 2000
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Review Date: Mon August 9, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


We've owned "Food Acres" (real name as documented: Seaductress) for a year now and I feel comfortable saying she's a nice boat. In fact, you feel comfortable most anytime on this boat. Nice features include being able to single-hand easily with both the main and winches easily reached from the wheel. She sails well (we have the standard 5 1/2 foot keel) and powers easily at 7 knots. We love the layout and the privacy it provides. She is sturdy and generally well-built. I was surprised, however, to find that the hull/deck joint is only about half thru-bolted; parts of the joint are held with screws instead. Other design shortcomings are fairly minor: a weak deck around the built-in dorades that often results in cracks (not a real structural problem, just cosmetic), and water that doesn't drain completely from the aft side decks. The advantages over the earlier 11-C model include a rear locker and the swim platform, which we really enjoy. The 35C came with a Volvo 2003 engine, which is a decent engine although parts are expensive. I have more info and other specs at www.station.org.
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Review Date: Fri July 27, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $48,000.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Boat has more room than may 40 footers. She sails very well. Seems to be put together fairly well
Cons: A few design flaws. See text

I have had hull #10 for a few months now. She was not neglected, but was very little used. Most of the issues I have on a 20 year old boat are due to lack of use.

The good: She sails like a merceded drives. When I took delivery, I was single handing her, heading upwind. I thought I had the autopilot on, and only realized after 10 min or so when I tried to release the pilto and realized it already was. She tracks up wind as if on rails. You can literally trim the sail, bring her to close haul, and take your hands off the wheel.

On the same delivery trip, I passed by a hunter 40 something while I was laying on the foredeck with the auto pilot driving, and later kept pace with a beneteau 36. She seems to be very stable, to the point of not burying the rail with full sail in 18 knts of wind - she just charges along.

The layout is fantastic. I don't think you could get any more below decks room in anything under 40'.

The center cockpit layout really lends its self to single handing. The mainsheet is right at hand on the back side of the cockpit, and both winches right at hand. The main can be raised by hand with the winch only needed to get the last inch or 2 of tension.

The bad: The volvo engine is noce, but parts are very expensive. Almost all of the deck hardware is without backing plates. The sink, bilge pumps, cockpit drains and head all terminate in the same thru-hall. A Deeper bilge would have been nice. The mast has no opening for wiring at the base, it all exits at the step, and it appeas that you have to unstep the mast to get to anything in the mast.

All in all, she's a great boat. She sails like a dream. In 30 knt winds with 3-4' sea's she just plows along in comfort. She also has volumes of space and storage room inside for a liveaboard.
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