Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » V - Boats starting with 'V' » Venture
more

Previous Product    Next Product
Venture 222
Reviews Views Date of last review
7 2948 Mon February 2, 1998
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated












Description: Venture 222
Keywords: Venture 222
 


Author
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed November 27, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The venture 222 is a 22' sloop with a headmast rigging. The boat is in remarkable condition considering its age. It is a broad and heavy ship but is very stable and has potential for great performace with a patient helmsman. It is in need of a refinishing inside and out. The trailer is very rusty and needs lots fo work but is in great working condition. This is my first boat and I feel it will be a Great experiance and challenge for me to refinish and latter rerigg it. The boat is in sailable condition with afew minor problems. The first problem is the centerboard, it is a 440lb iron centerboard that has been hit over the year on bottoms, reefs, oysterbeds,and etc. This has caused a few cracks and near the bottom. These can be welded and repainted but, its difficult to remove without a lift system or boatstands. I am cureently working getting this done but with a limited budget this may be a lifetime ad"venture." This boat also requires a 8hp outboard or better for power and they are very exspensive. Overall I am satisfied with my boat but, I would like to get this project under way and on her way!
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon September 8, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The Venture 222 trailers well and is easy to put in and out of the water. The boat is forgiving of beginning sailors like myself. It is not the fastest thing on the water, or perhaps I'm not the fastest sailor on the water, but it is stable, beamy, and reasonably comfortable for two to spend the weekend on. Mine is equiped with an old Mercury 4.5 hp.outboard that is adequate but not speedy. It has tiller steering, icebox, handpump sink and porta-potti. The swing keel is great for the varying depths that I sail in. The price was right(my wife bought it) and I'm very happy with it.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
Review Date: Mon February 2, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:


A 22 foot sloop, with cast iron swing keel that weights about 600 pounds. It has a pop top to give additional head room. It is an ideal boat for my wife and I. We bought it about 2 years ago. It had been stored in a barn for about ten years, but everything was in perfect shape. It has a 150% genoa, a 3 horse power motor, a good trailer. We realy enjoy the boat. Its perfect for the small lakes here in the midwest.


This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue February 24, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:


The V222 is a simple, durable, and functional vessel. The
sailplan is basic but workable, consisting of a main and
working jib. The main is designed to be rolled onto
the boom for reefing. An outboard well will accomodate
up to 30 hp (I use a 6hp). The interior will realistically
hold 2 adults and a couple of kids. A semi private head,
sink and built in cooler are all workable. 500lb swing
keel makes it a stable sailer.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue February 24, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The V222 is a simple, durable, and functional vessel. The
sailplan is basic but workable, consisting of a main and
working jib. The main is designed to be rolled onto
the boom for reefing. An outboard well will accomodate
up to 30 hp (I use a 6hp). The interior will realistically
hold 2 adults and a couple of kids. A semi private head,
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue February 2, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Look out for bent or distorted winch housings and replace the winch first thing if you buy this vessel. A new winch is not an expensive item and not a reason to reject this boat.It'll float in 12inches of water with the keel up. A definite plus in the bays of southern jersey. The pop-top turns this 22 footer into a different boat and is one of its best features. Mine came with a vinyl "cabin" that fits over the pop top. More than 6' head room now in the cabin. Without the pop top this is a cramped, small boat. With it, it's a yacht. It sails pretty well, is responsive, fast and stable. My boat was a bargan, which leads me to think it is out of favor. Better scoop yours up now cause the price is goin' up. I think it's a good boat and when the time comes to move up, I ain't sellin' mine cheap.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
Review Date: Mon September 8, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

My wife and I bought our Venture in 1994 when we lived in Mississippi. It was great for shallow water along the Gulf Coast. Dolphin got a bit crowded as my two son and daughter grew older but it was just the right size for me and my wife. My older kids are out of the house but my wife and I have two young daughters who are just the right size for Dolphin. The worst part about it is that I have to keep it on a trailer and it takes time to step the mast and rig it. The best part is she's easy to sail, steady even in strong winds (she rounds up into the wind when over powered) and has enough stowage for weekend and short trips. I've got a 6 horse outboard that pushes her along slowly but have had to return to dock by sail alone when the unreliable motor quit a couple of times without any problem.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.