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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » U - Boats starting with 'U' » UFO

 
UFO 34
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2 2488 Wed February 19, 2014
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Description: UFO 34
Keywords: UFO 34
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu September 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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British 3/4 tonner - high performance IOR cruiser-racer with some nasty habits in very severe downwind conditions. Do NOT go ocean cruising in this boat, but it makes a lovely fast family cruiser for coastal work.
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Registered: July 2007
Location: West Australia
Posts: 508
Review Date: Wed February 19, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
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The "Administrator" should stick to playing with websites as he obviously knows nothing about UFO 34's. Could go on however I think the three references below sums it up

(http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/she-36/she-36.htm) for instance :

"Although some IOR racers handled badly due to attempts to distort hull shapes to "cheat the rule" and obtain a favourable rating, the best of them (She 36's, UFO34's and a few others) were really good all-round fast cruiser/racers, with enough weight and ballast to continue to sail in heavy weather without (as in most modern racers) lots of crew sitting on the rail."

something similar from their review of the UFO 34 (http://www.yachtsnet.co.uk/archives/ufo-34/ufo-34.htm) :

"Whilst many IOR yachts of the period had a reputation for poor handling, the UFO34 was both fast and virtually vice-free, and the class became successful both as racers and as fast cruisers, many boats being used exclusively as cruising yachts."

and finally from Adlard Cole's Heavy Weather Sailing (5th ed) which chronicles a UFO 34 in +60kt (force 11-12) winds :

"The popular Holman & Pye-designed UFO34 was a non-extreme yacht by the standards of her day, of moderate to heavy displacement. Apart from being a little weighty on the helm through having a rating-influenced pinched stern, they have few vices".
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