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Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35
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4 7557 Thu October 25, 2007
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Description: Fountaine Pajot Tobago 35
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri October 18, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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New owners. Very pleased with sailing we have done. We have not been offshore yet and plan to use the boat for Caribbean, Central America sailing only.
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Review Date: Fri November 22, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The amount of wasted space is incredible, including the stupid crew quaters where you have to crawl through a small opening to use and it takes up a tremendous amount of space. I just sold this for a Lagoon (TPI) and can't believe the difference. The layout makes this an equivalent of about a 28 foot cat. Quality is typical French shoddy. Never buy a French made boat or a Yugo.
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Review Date: Sun May 14, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I keep finding this "review." Did the second poster really buy a boat and not know where it was built? France. So much for his arguement. Makes one wonder if he has a clue about the boat at all.

Next, the Lagoon, especially in cabin is a much large space waster with much of the hulls devoted to a little hallway between head and cabin.

I'm not recommending for or against. I just don't like to see this kind of misinformation stand.
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Registered: August 2006
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Review Date: Thu October 25, 2007 Would you recommend the product? No | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 2 

 
Pros: I don't own one
Cons: too many too list.

I just got off a charter in the Abacos aboard a FP, and I own a TPI Lagoon. I have to agree completly with the second posters assesment. The FP is a badly built boat that wastes tons of space. The cockpit was useless, and had little to no storage. The hulls had lots of shelf space, but the berths were terrible. The two aft berths had almost no ventilation. My wife and I had to shoe horn ourselves into the forward crew berth because it had a decent sized hatch and could provide enough cooling breeze for the 80 degree nights in the bahamas. Not sure what the guy means by wasting space with the little hallway. I have huge cabinets and storage in both hulls of my Lagoon. Not a lot of space wasted anywhere on the boat. BTW, the TPI Lagoons were built in Rhode Island, and are some of the most solidly built cats you'll find. The Lagoon design may have been french, but the TPIs don't feel like it.

Down sides to the FP, small and hard to shade cockpit, small kitchen with no oven, no ventilation in the 2 master berths, no bilge pumps, at least none in the boat we chartered, nearly inaccessible engines (terrible checking the oil before use), small chain locker, rounded decks everywhere (don't slip or you'll be hugging the lifelines), bad cutouts in the stern steps making dinghy boarding a chore, exposed steering assembly, ... I could keep going. We enjoyed the charter, but it didn't have anything to do with the boat, and I wouldn't charter another one.
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