Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Mon January 13, 2003
||Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Price you paid?: None indicated
| Rating: 0
Traditional design and layout, some people call it "old" or "early eighties". Well built by production standards, solid. It's not a sleek design, more of a raised coachhouse. Steering is a bit heavy when motoring, the prop is offset and washes against the port side of the rudder. (I find an autohelm makes up for this). Turning is slightly hampered due to a skeg hung rudder, however this makes for a stronger rudder and much better tracking. I often leave the helm well balanced on it's own. There is plenty of storage in two large cockpit lockers. There is a big strong anchor roller and a large anchor locker. The mast is deck stepped. There is lots of storage below behind many teak louvered cabinet doors, under and behind both setees and under the V berth. . A There is a hanging locker opposite the head. There are several shelves beside and forward of the hanging locker, with a cupboard below. There is lots of wood below, the sole is gelcoat. The head is enclosed and is roomy ( well it's all relative, right ). The boat sleeps 4 adults, 2 in the vberth, 2 in the main saloon port settte and one child on the stbd settee. The V berth is very large for a 28' boat and a large forward hatch gives lots of light and ventilation. There are louvered doors on cupboards linning both sides of the v berth and a small forepeak locker as well. Ventilation in general is very good, there are 6 opening ports, all screened and 2 other large windows. The starboard setee in the main cabin is too short for an adult to sleep comfortably. (the stove and oven take up a bit of room). The Port side folds out to a nice double but this does constrict the passsageway slightly. The ice box is to port below the companionway with the sink and stove/oven to starboard. The hull shape is a bit outdated, the stern tends to curve inward rather than the large wide sterns of 1990's boats.
Cost. Approx $28000 CDN in 1996
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