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post #2 of Old 04-14-2002
jparker11
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Gary,
Many years ago, 1987 to be exact, helped a new owner move one of these up from the Cape to a fall haulout at Plymouth. It had a shoal draft with centerboard, I believe.

I was impressed with construction and quality of the standing and running rigging from the factory. The keel configuration hurt its pointing capabilities. It was a new boat that had a lot of horns and whistles for that era. I remember going into Plymouth motorsailing and all of sudden a horn went off. We had heeled over enough (less than 10 degrees) to pull the raw water port out of the water. I hate those horns on strange boats!! We killed the auxillary and drifted to edge of the channel and another horn goes off - depth alarm!!

I remember as pretty beamy with a lot of cabin volume. Would be interested to know how these have aged.

John Parker

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