Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern VA
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Our boat search continues. I have been looking at an '85 Aloha 32 on the internet. She is some distance away and I would like a few thoughts before I commit to the drive to see her in person.
We are a family of three. Most of our sailing will be in the Chesapeake but I also want to be able to visit Maine, the FL keys, and the Bahamas. More specifically we are looking for a solid, safe, simple, easy to handle, dry boat that is comfortable at sea and fun. We need adequate tanks and storage. We want a smaller boat. Finally, I want to be able to stand up below and need 6'3" of headroom.
This Aloha appears to be in good shape. Draft is 4'9". PHRF is 171. Headroom is fine and the forward work area in place of a v-berth covers storage.
There is very little information on the Aloha on the internet. I am interested in what people think of this model in terms of design, construction,and sailing and how it would match with our intended use.
Thanks in advance.