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Re: Oceanis 38 to buy or not to buy
Hi paddy, bought our 96' Oceanis 381 in September 2011 (UK) and have never looked back, i dont know what the draught is of the one you are looking at but ours is 1.62mt with a flared keel base, also has furling main, as for pointing I think she points very well and also fast in most winds. As for keel bolts, I believe all EU Benetubs have iron Keels and problems are not common, i checked and cleaned of the heads with a wire brush and painted, surveyor was not concerned at all. In fact a friend of mine hit a rock in the Channel Islands in his Oceanis 331 at about 6 knots, being convinced there was serious damage he had the boat lifted only to find just a dink to the base of the keel. Any questions drop me a line.
Last edited by aquaholic; 02-14-2013 at 06:15 AM.