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Hinterhoeller HR 28
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Description: Hinterhoeller HR 28
Keywords: Hinterhoeller HR 28
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed March 26, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The HR28 is a well-built example of early fibreglass boats.
Sloop rigged, with the outboard motor in a stern well, the
HR28 sails very well (and fast) particularly to weather. It
has a beautiful sheer, lots of wood trim (these days, not an asset) and a wood interior. My boat has mahogany inside
and out and when varnished, looks great. The cabin is in a
doghouse style with large rectangular ports making the interior bright and airy. Although not as roomy as more modern 28 foot boats, my firstmate and I have cruised for
half the northern summer, living only on the boat and checking into marinas about once a week for supplies and to
recharge.

The best aspect of the HR28 in my opinion is its strength.
The hull is solid handlaid fibreglass. The displacement is
close to 10000 pounds and probably over that when loaded with food, water etc. Because of this weight, she can carry a lot of supplies without loss of performance. Also,
and perhaps more important, she can handle heavy weather
with confidence. There is no real reason to reef until the
wind is approaching 25 knots - main and working jib will
not be overwhelmed.

The major criticism I have is the outboard motor well.
In rough seas, while beating to weather, the well will
occasionally allow water into the well area. While this
is sealed from the rest of the boat, it is not a confidence
inducing situation. I solicit ideas from other owners who
may have found methods of reducing the water uptake.

Overall, I love this boat. Because of her age, the price
was low while the quality of workmanship is high. I did
invest money upgrading the deck paint, wiring, plumbing
and electronics but not nearly what I would have paid for
a boat built 10 years ago. She sails wonderfully and I have
never doubted her sea-worthiness. She has carried me hundreds of miles for weeks at a time with no complaints.

A good boat.
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Review Date: Fri October 10, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Our Hinterhoeller has been adapted with a cutter rig and bowsprit which makes her look very smart but we are finding that for river sailing it is not necessary and can proove quite difficult in some conditions. We have sailed this year as a sloop and are finding it much easier.

She is in excellent condition for an old boat and we love all the teak which adds warmth and comfort to her cabin. The HR28 is very safe, stable and great for cruising. We now have had Cherokee for two years and have enjoyed renovating her. We have painted the main cabin and varnished the teak. This winter will see the deck and brightwork being completed. Maybe next year new sails who knows.
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Review Date: Fri November 9, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $15,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Solid construction, traditional lines with modern fin keel, fast
Cons: Not as roomy as more modern 28-foot sailboat

I purchased Hull #11 (Morpho) 5 years ago to use as a cruiser for the great-lakes and the 1000 islands. She is an early "short-rigged" version, equipped with an atomic4, an unusual symetrical split mid-ship galley, and solid FRP hull and deck. No balsa-core to worry about. She has cavernous storage space in her cockpit lockers and lazarette not able to be matched by anything in her category.

After replacing her electronics, sails, adding a custom bimini and cushions and spending an inordinate amount of time on the cosmetics, she became a beautiful, competent boat that met the needs of cruising, while cleaning the clock of her contemporaries. (Triton 28, Alberg 30 etc) In a strong blow with her flat bilge she's shown the ability to dramatically exceed her hull-speed by surfing. In heavy-weather she has a very sea-kindly motion and can point as effectively as any modern boat.

Morpho is for sale now, but only because of my interest in going offshore, and a need for more space. I would highly recommend a Hinterhoeller HR28 to anyone interested in a classic racer/cruiser. Great Boat

If you are interested in learning more, go to www.beardofbees.ca/HR28
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pvanv1

Hinterhoeller HR28

Registered: November 2007
Location: Hamburg and Wilson NY
Posts: 156
Review Date: Sun August 16, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Strongly built, solid FRP.
Cons: Heavy by today's standards

Adding some lead ballast near the mast step makes her sit better at rest. An automatic bilge pump in the engine compartment is a decent investment if surfing and "scooping" water into the lazarette well. We added roller furling, dutchman mainsail flaking, and tides marine strong track, all to make handling easier. The new Nissan 9.8 long 4-stroke OB with HT prop is well worth the investment.

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Paul Van Voorhees
Certified Tohatsu TLDI Technician
Mgr, Obersheimer Sails
Buffalo, NY USA
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BearAway
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Registered: March 2007
Posts: 6
Review Date: Tue September 1, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: built one of the world's finest boat builders in '60s, '70s, and '80s
Cons:

George Hinterhoeller and the boats he built . . . http://www.pbase.com/nonsuch/hinterhoeller_george
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mario tremblay
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Registered: August 2011
Location: quebec can.
Posts: 3
Review Date: Mon August 22, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $22.50 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: long cockpit,+lazarett to put folding chair
Cons: not easy to steer with the wind from astern

i want to know if there is balsa core in my 1970 hr 28 deck.some say yes .some no,
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