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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » V - Boats starting with 'V' » Vancouver Offshore

 
Vancouver Offshore 25
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2 4892 Tue July 31, 2007
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Description: Vancouver Offshore 25
Keywords: Vancouver Offshore 25
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed November 18, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Vancouver 25 is a Bob Harris designed, modified full keel, sloop rigged, tiller steered boat, built in Taiwan. The boat is extremely sea kindly, sails and tracks especially well, and is designed for extended cruising and offshore voygages. It's strenghs are it's construction, quality of the materials and fittings used and the well though out lay-out, both on deck and below deck. It's only weakness, in my view, is that some of it's thru hull fittings are difficult to access. This particular boat has numerous small blisters, less that 1/2", just below the waterline but is in remarkably good condition. The 13 HP, 2 cylinder, Yanmar moves the boat at over 5 knots and the 150% roller furled headsail, in conjunction with the large main, moves the boat in light air well but also allows for three reefs in the main and reducing the sail area using the roller furler on the headsail. I know of at least one person who has single handed this boat on a partial circumnavagation and employed a Monitor windvane for selfsteering. I have an AutoHelm 1000 that I use and am looking into incorporating the windvane attachment to this unit. However, for extended cruising I would purchase and install a Monitor windvane since it does not use any electrical power. This boat is an excellent boat for a single or couple who wish to sail to anywhere in the world and do so on a budget. These boats, in good conditon, can be had for between 20K and 30K. The only boat that I consider similar, though somewhat larger, is a Southern Cross 28. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has or who has had one of these boats.


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Registered: July 2007
Review Date: Tue July 31, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 4 

 
Pros:
Cons: nothing new no special detailed informatons about this boat

I am investigating the VANCOUVER 27 (1983) an actual offer I have
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