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Dufour Arpege (30)
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100% of reviewers $7,000.00 7.0












Description: Dufour Arpege (30)
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu October 22, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A smallish, elegant thirty footer from France. Molded in wine racks!Interior liner very successful. African mahogany bulkheads, panels and doors. The nav station is larger than on most 40 footers. Fine bow and narrow reverse transom, she handles tall steep seas well. Deep glassed iron fin, 5'4" with bulb at base. Deck stepped mast.Anchor well. 6' headroom in galley. Deep double sink. Ice box is not very efficient. Large tinted Goiot hatch in main salon, smaller one in head. 2 pilot berths, 2 settee berths, 2 qtr berths. Table sets up in main cabin or in cockpit. Spaceous cockpit. Beware of blisters. Had to grind off gelcoat and seal with Interlux epoxy four year ago. Replaced 27 HP Volvo with 2GM20 diesel by Yanmar. Excellent access to engine. No forward V berth, sail stowage instead. Head is small, located forward of main salon. Access is via a double door. A good boat, I sail it between the NJ shore and Newport, RI. Arpege has circumnavigated. I personally know of one which was sailed NY to Greece by a husband and wife. No regrets about buying her.


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Registered: October 2009
Posts: 61
Review Date: Tue November 23, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $7,000.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: stiff, well-behaved, easily single-handed
Cons: old, tracking down hardware

Picked this boat up when the wife had a baby and I lost my crew. The boat sails beautifully. Well balanced on all but a dead run. She points reasonably well even with the tracks on the toerail. Amazing layout below for a small boat. Mine is underpowered with a 9hp inboard.

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1972 Dufour Arpege Galadriel
Prior owner on Pearson 39-2 Periwinkle
Boca Ciega Yacht Club, Gulfport, Florida
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