Registered: August 2001
Review Date: Sun December 19, 2004
||Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Price you paid?: None indicated
| Rating: 9
strong, seaworthy, comfortable
should not have teak decks
Offshore capable, cutter rigged, double ender, built in Taiwan. The builders have gone out of business I suspect because they couldn't compete with the mass produced boats. Looks like a small Tayana or Pacific Seacraft 34. Solid fiberglass hull, hand laid. Lots of teak. Sails like a dream. Stable and comfortable. We did 6.5 knots downwind under the jib in 25 knots of wind.
Last summer I crossed the Atlantic with her and she was comfortable and stable although I would like to have more lead in the keel or else take the teak decks off to give her bigger ballast ratio. The worst weather we had was 35 knots with 15 foot waves (we hove to).
Here are her specs:
Displacement: 11500 lbs
Ballast: 4400 lbs
Sail Area: 520 sq. ft.
Disp./Length ratio: 253.7
Ballast/Disp. ratio; 38%
Sail Area/disp. ratio:16.33%
Hull speed: 5.7 knots
Engine: Yanmar, 20HP
Fuel: 30 Gal
Water: 60 Gal
Holding: 20 Gal
Solid fiberglass hull with plywood-core, teak covered decks.
Molded, internal lead ballast with a modified keel (cut away fore and aft).
Teak anchor-roller platform forward.
Bronze opening ports.
Fresh bottom paint Sept.03, new varnish February 04.
STEERING: Pedestal wheel steering (mechanical), Monitor wind vane steering, Navico autopilot
Manual fresh water to galley and head.
Manual seawater to galley.
One automatic and one manual bilge pump.
Aft cockpit is large with comfortable, surround seating. Teak covered seating and coaming angled for comfort with a fold down table for meals at anchor. 10 lb. bottle of propane is in self-draining locker. There is also a Sunbrella bimini and separate dodger as well as weather cloths for rough weather.
2 GPS, 2 VHF radios, depth sounder, speed & distance logs, wind/speed/direction instruments, binnacle and hand-bearing compasses.
SPARS & RIGGING
Standing rigging (New 2002) – 1/4” main and intermediate shrouds, forestay and backstay, 3/16” lowers; Roller furling for the forestay, hanked-on staysail with a clubfoot boom.
Mainsail w/3reef points
110% roller furling genoa
80% roller furling genoa
6'3" main cabin headroom.
Salon features mid-ship L-shaped seating and dinette to port (converts to double berth), settee (with lee cloth) to starboard. Enclosed storage and shelves outboard.
Forward cabin has a V-berth with filler and includes hanging locker and personal gear storage space. Privacy door.
Fully enclosed head compartment to port includes manual marine toilet with holding tank; fresh water with shower, vanity with washbasin.
Opposite to starboard are hanging lockers and storage.
Aft of the salon to starboard is a navigation station with chart table storage; seating (and sleeping) on a large quarter berth aft.
Galley is aft to port and equipped with 3-burner propane stove with oven; top-loading, insulated ice chest; single stainless steel sink with manual fresh and salt water.
Natural light and ventilation through 6 bronze opening ports and two overhead hatches.