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post #7 of Old 06-30-2004
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Nantucket Island 33?


Peter Cole (Aussie, I believe) designed two versions of the NI33 - 33'' and 38'' sloops. A very experienced Pacific vet I know bought one for Atlantic Coast-Islands cruising and, in general, has been very pleased with it (after perhaps 15 years of ownership). The underbody is more contemporary than most Taiwan-built boats of that era (which it is) and it boasts/suffers from the normal Taiwan-origin issues. Beyond those, the boat has a large interior volume at the expense of, I would expect, a relatively high center of gravity, a pretty exposed cockpit with low coamings (you can address this just as e.g. owners of Mason 43/44 owners do, but the stock cockpit looks uncomfy to me) and virtually no topside storage (where do you put the fenders and docklines?) it is a good illustration of how a boat''s benefits (comfy, functional living area down below) define its liabilities.

Personally, I liked the boat and could imagine addressing the liabilities...but that''s just my own reaction.

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