Registered: January 2000 Location: maryland Posts: 1887
Review Date: Sun February 28, 1999
Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Price you paid?: None indicated
| Rating: 0
This is an excellent pocket cruiser that sails very well and is strudy. She is equipped with an 8hp Volvo diesel and will do hull speed under power except going into a heavy sea.. I sail with a full mail and 150% genoa in winds up to 12-15 before reefing is required. She has no stange quirks when overcanvased and the little bit of weather helm can be taken care of by luffing the main. I have sailed in winds in the low 20s and have been under power is higher winds. I have never felt uncomfortable or unsafe under those conditions. She has a modified full keel with a cutaway forefoot and the rudder is attached to the keel. The rudders were made of wood, however, my is as old as the boat (1963). Her displacement (5500-6000#) makes her very stable and yet she will get to hull speed in 7-10 knots. The glass hull is strong without any oil canning and the wood coach house has held up well as has the spruce spar and main boom. The deck is dry in most conditions and I sail without a dodger. Expect to get some spray in 18 to 25 knots on the bow. Very seakindly hull. Interior is standard for a small boat. There is a marine toilet under the starboard vee berth. This is NOT a dinette but two settees followed but a small galley area to port and a nav table to starboard. Four cockpit lockers provide ample storage for its size.
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