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Bayfield 32-C
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Description: Bayfield 32-C
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu April 9, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Twin roller furling cutter rig set up for single handed operation. Modified full keel. Small cockpit roomy salon.
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Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Tue August 22, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Registered: December 2002
Posts: 30
Review Date: Sun December 15, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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1981 Cutter rigged, tall mast, both headsails on Pro-furl. 15 hp yanmar.

Boat sails beautifully. Helm is easy to balance. A cutter while not as close winded offers many bonuses. 1)Better visibility due to high cut of yankee. 2)Lower sheet loads, due to smaller sails. 3) Easy to balance.

The fullkeel is wonderful except in harbour where it is a bit of a dog to swing around. Treat it like a single screw trawler with heavy bursts of power in forward and reverse to drive it around and it gets easy enough. The full keel makes for less stress at haulout, protects the rudder and prop, and gives structural strength. (Far more pros than cons.) It tracks very well, and has a nice motion.

Lots of good handholds, makes for and aft movement easy underway. In a good wind (+15 kts) 6-6.5 kts is not hard to achieve, and 5-5.5 kts in 10-12 kts is the norm. This is a cruiser, not a racer/cruiser and makes no apologies for that. It is a nice comfortable layout, good for a couple for a couple of weeks of cruising, 2 couples for weekend, 5-6 folks to day sail.

Great looking boat, just be ready for a little elbow grease with the exterior teakwood. It doesn't look like everyone elses yacht, definately traditional in appearance.

Overall a lot of boat, with great build quality for not a lot of money.
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