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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » S - Boats starting with 'S' » Sandpiper

 
Sandpiper 565
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4 6176 Sat October 13, 2007
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Description: Sandpiper 565
Keywords: Sandpiper 565
 


Author
shortwave
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Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Mon February 9, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very dry and seaworthy. Easily handled by one skipper in almost any weather condition. Extremely high freeboard and cockpit coamings combined with single lifelines, stern and bow pulpits, give a good sense of security.
Easily launched, as the keel retracts fully into the hull. This boat has a gently rounded bottom, and draws only 10 inches of water with keel retracted. It can be beached!
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Review Date: Tue March 3, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Weekender, 19'fractional sloop, 1500lbs. Sitting headroom
Sleeps 2 adults plus child/dog comfortably. Large cockpit. Keel, 500lbs, up 10", down 30". Designed to sit on bottom at low tide. Sailing characteristics of larger boat, heave to, etc. Very satisfied


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kengoodings
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Registered: May 2003
Posts: 15
Review Date: Fri May 23, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very dry and seaworthy. Easily handled by one skipper in varying wind and weather conditions. Extremely high freeboard and cockpit coamings combined with single lifelines, stern and bow pulpits, give a good sense of security and you will rarely get wet. Even when the bow buries itself in green water from a passing ferry or salmon boat the cockpit coamings give excellent protection as well as being great backrests.
Easily launched, as the keel retracts fully into the hull. This boat has a gently rounded bottom, protected by two keelsons and draws only 10 inches of water with keel retracted.
I have cruised it in Georgian Bay's North Channel as well as a 400 mile trip along the north shore of Lake Ontario between Toronto and the Kingston area.
Lots of space in four under berth lockers for tools, gear and food. I have retro-fitted a Porta-Pottie into the fwd part of the cabin.
An opening forehatch provides great ventilation when sleeping.
There is even a chain locker which will hold a danforth or plough anchor, 20 ft of chain and 225 ft of nylon rode. There is a robust bow roller to handle the chain &rode.
This boat won't win any races, but it will provide you and a small family with lots of safe, dry, sailing/cruising fun!

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Silverheels III Toronto Harbour, Canada
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Piperdude
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Registered: October 2007
Posts: 8
Review Date: Sat October 13, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Value for price - trailerability & quality of build- efficiency of design
Cons: Tends to "rocking-horse" when moored in a chop

Designed in England during the early 1970's for coastal sailing, and later manufactured in Canada for the North American market, the Sandpiper 565 is a high quality, seaworthy classic sailboat. In fact, all fittings exceed normal specs for a sailboat of its size.

A scant 5.65 meters in length, the Sandpiper is easily trailered and sailed by expert and novice alike. Despite the boat's relatively small size, she sails BIG, accommodating four adults easily in both cockpit and saloon. Generous cockpit coamings, coupled with a broad beam, render the sailing ride dry and comfortable. A nifty 300lb. keel retracts into the hull, allowing the boat to float in water a mere 10 inches in depth. As a result, resting beachside is simple and easy.

....And these boats are safe, too. Positive flotation, appropriate sail-to-weight ratios, and a thick fibreglass hull, all serve to foster a relaxed sense of confidence while sailing. Said differently, ..."they just simply make good ol' sailin' boats".

An extensive support network of enthusiasts is active on the Net. Participants are energetic, supportive and keen when it comes to providing technical advice, or just talking about Sandpiper sailing. How kewel is that?

CLICK: "www.freewebs.com/sandude/"
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