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Old 12-30-2006
Dennis OConnor Dennis OConnor is offline
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Wink Stevens 47

Three years ago my wife and I purchased a 1981 Stevens 47. It was a bit of a project boat, but we couldn't be happier. It can be considered a true trade wind boat. While it may not point like a 'J', it really loves a good reach. We do a lot of weekend trips and week long vacations out of Portsmouth RI and usually like to have guests on board. That is where the 3 cabin, 2 heads come in handy. Close quarter maneuvering is an issue with the modified full keel. We are in a very tight marina, and before adding a bow thruster, we had to spring the boat out of our slip. The boat has a very solid construction. This past year Sail Magazine ranked it as one of the 10 best blue water boats ever. It has a seakindly motion and nice wide side decks. Bridge clearance can be an issue depending on where you would keep it. The rig is 65' off the water. Our boat has a Harken sail slide system. It would be a real load hoisting the main without it. Tankage is excellant. 100 gallons for fuel and 250 gallons for water. Three sided engine access plus good access to all other systems.
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