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post #31 of Old 07-06-2011
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I hope you make the right decision for you. Having been on the boat and my review, I still stand by it. I feel Jeanneau just cut to many corners in making the interior of the boat and some of the sailing gear for anything but occasional use. With the problems of the 42DS written about the Jeanneau site, I feel that the keel problem the new owner is experiencing is the way the keel is bolted on; Bolted on with helix coil in the iron vs J bolts. Any type of grounding will result in the damage that this owner is having. The French boat is design to the minimum specification allowed. It will work as long as nothing goes wrong.

Melissa Renee
Catalina 445, Hull #90
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