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Caliber 47
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1 1832 Sun May 21, 2000
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Description: Caliber 47
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Registered: January 2006
Posts: 2
Review Date: Sun May 21, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


First, you'll notice a review from me on a Caliber 40. We intended to do some extensive cruising, and wanted something bigger than the 40, looked around a lot, and ended up trading up to the 47. We loved our 40, and are absolutely ecstatic about the 47. We just complted the first 4000 mile leg of our cruising - Chesapeake, ICW to Charleston, offshore to Miami, the Exumas, Abacos, Berrys, Bahama Out Islands FL Keys and FL West Coast - and have had the boat in almost every situation imagineable. It has surpassed all of our high expectations. Fast under sail (except downwind, which is cured by using a cruising spinnaker), fast under power, and very comfortable to live on. Her displacement (33,000 lbs) provides a very comfortable motion in even the heaviest seas. Her huge tankage and storage allows long times between provisioning. We once went almost 6 weeks in the Bahama out islands without stopping for provisions of any type. The cockpit and interior layout is designed to provide extreme comfort for a few people (3 on our boat), and is incredibly open, airy and spacious with terrific ventilation. We neither have nor need AC.
A few critiques include difficult access to certain engine components, outside storage lockers that are not at all weather proofed and collect water easily, and a difficulty in running wires and other connections due to limited conduit space and the center cockpit design. Also, the long bow sprit makes tight quarters maneuverability a challenge.
Overall, a great boat for the $$$ that is almost ideally suited for cruising and bluewater passage making.
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