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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » F - Boats starting with 'F' » Folkboat

 
Folkboat Folkboat
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Description: Folkboat
Keywords: Folkboat
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon October 12, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Owned boat from 1983 through 1986. Sailed her offshore from east coast of Florida through Gulf of Mexico. 1 cylinder volvo diesel. Most enjoyable boat I have ever sailed or owned.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue December 28, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This boat is built for sailing. The small cabin is well layed out but too small for long distance cruising. The sailing though is another story. She sails great in all type of conditions. She's a little slow in the light winds but kills em when the winds go above 20kts. I have an inboard diesel (6.5 Yanmar) and it is all she needs to motor in and out of the slip or cruise for hours. This boat has a big boat feel without the big boat cost. You definately feel safe when sailing her alone. I also have an auto tiller which is worth it's weight in gold!
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Review Date: Sun December 1, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The International Folkboat is a full-keel narrow-beam cruising boat that was designed in the '40's. It sails particularly well, but is really cramped below, compared to modern "wide bodies". It is very seaworthy.
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coondogger
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Registered: October 2003
Posts: 37
Review Date: Mon March 31, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: stable and safe as houses in a blow
Cons: light air: slower than molasses in january.

I owned a Folkboat for several years. She was slow. She was dreadfully uncomfortable; particularly below. But I would not hesitate to take this boat offshore. Exquisitely balanced, so weather helm is virtually nonexistent. Tender at first, she'll quickly lock in to a heel and then is unmovable. Easy to sail.
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Evgeny

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Registered: January 2009
Location: the city of Khimki, Moscow Region, Russia
Review Date: Tue January 20, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
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Very good and balanced boat. Well behave in the short and steep wave.

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Sincerely, Eugene
http://folkboat.ru/
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