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Transfusion T-547
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Description: Transfusion T-547
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Review Date: Tue April 21, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


The Transfusion T-547 is a performance daysailer. Its basic specifications are LOA-15'11", LWL-15', Beam 6'6", Disp 547lb, SA 170 sf, Spin 180 sf, Draft 3"/5'1". Construction is West System Epoxy throughout, vacuum bagged biaxial E-glass over Airex core. Finish is Awlgrip. Rigging is a Proctor 505 tapered mast and boom. The hardware is Harken, sails are from North or Hood. This daysailer has a dry, planing hull that has both seats and hiking straps for a blow. The T-547 was a limited production boat that has since been replaced by the T-15.5.

Transfusion Boat Works is located in Ipswich, MA. Rob Darling designs and hand builds his boats. So they are pricey for a daysailer, but they do draw a crowd when they show up at a race, parking lot or beach. They look fast on the trailer or the water. The 505 rig provides plenty of sail controls without making the cockpit look like a spiderweb.

The two areas that could be improved are the mast-stepping and the trailer support configuration. The mast has to be stepped through a tight deck opening onto a narrow rail below decks. Trying to lift and position a 24' mast on a small boat on a tipsy trailer is a challenge. The EZ Loader trailer requires a 4" V-roller at the bow, a 12" flat roller at mid-trailer, bunks that are a foot longer and side rollers to get the boat centered during ramp retreival, none of which are provided.

Overall the boat is great! A fine blend of a daysailer, with a racing boat (505) rig and sails. So if you want a fun, dry daysailer that can leave most other daysailers in your wake, take a look at this one.

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