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 » D - Boats starting with 'D' » Dockrell

Previous Product 
Dockrell 22
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 2987 Fri July 27, 2001
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated












Description: Dockrell 22
Keywords: Dockrell 22
 


Author
Review Date: Fri July 27, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

I've owned this boat for two seasons. Sailed her in the Chesapeake Bay and in Southwest Florida waters. A trailer-boat [2000 pounds], easy to haul, easy to launch. Mast is extra strong for a 22, so heavy I had to learn how to rig it for raising single-handed. Two people can't raise it and three people get in the way. With block and tackle and gin pole, I can crank the mast up using the winch quite easily.

Sails well in light winds. Well footed in heavy winds. I've sailed her in 35 mile winds...with a single reef in main and head sail rolled up a bit. Main has two reefs.

A centerboard keel situation, much like the O'Day 222. Draft with board up 18" according to specs, but I have discovered that, what with supplies etc., boat actually requires at least two feet of water to float in. Board down, 3'9". I've gone aground a few times, but with boat hook, easy to push off.

A well for outboard, thus prop is forward of rudder and stays in the water...always.

Roomy interior. Enclosed head [imagine] starbaord; galley port [pressure alcohol stove, one burner, sink with foot pump, six gallon supply, both set side by side] with standing headroom [in this model #205 hull] due to the boat having a dog house built over the companionway, closed in by two doors.

Forward of standing room section...two seats, starboard and port, with a fixed table, folding leafs on each side. Forward of this a huge v-berth...very comfortable for two.

Locker space abounds. Two cockpit lazarettes, very roomy. Port side can hold the outboard.

Boat is strongly made, four bulkheads keep the hull from being squashed. Hull is reinforced in many strategic places. Heavy rigging, stanchions, cleats, etc.

In short, I believe she can be sailed across the open seas.

Haven't seen another Dockrell 22 ever. Have learned of only one other owner, a man in Holland.

If you find one, give it a try...and let me know.
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 03:55 PM.

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.