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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » T - Boats starting with 'T' » Taipan

Taipan 28
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1 1846 Mon February 17, 2003
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0

Description: Taipan 28
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Registered: January 2003
Location: Severna Park
Posts: 438
Review Date: Mon February 17, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

Pros: Seaworthy
Cons: Osmosis

Hong Kong-built Bermudan sloop - almost an exact copy of Cheoy Lee Offshore 27/Newell Cadet. Traditional lines and heavy displacement.

She is one hell of a seaworthy boat, and kept me safe through a named typhoon on a South China Sea passage in 2004. Despite several knockdowns in 40ft seas, she never once capsized. Her modified full keel also minimized leeway and saved us from a leeshore after dismasting 100 miles off Vietnam.

One caveat: for whatever reason, these boats (mine and a number of sisters I saw) seem to be particularly prone to osmosis. It's fixable, but time consuming. It's a big drawback and the reason why I rate her an 8 instead of a 10.
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