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I am looking at a Dufour 42 LaCoste. Information (they only made 12 or 14) is rather lacking. Has anyone here actually sailed on one of these? Any info is appreciated.
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Re: Dufour LaCoste 42

I looked at Pryde in MA, back in August, but I only went aboard her, I didn't sail her. The only online information I was able to find on the boat was an entry for her on the S&S website, and an article about her, on the 1001 Boats blog. If you read the comments on the S&S webpage, there are some owners who post their email address, which you may want to try contacting.

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I sailed the boat. It is fun and fast upwind. Deep draft. Could be a problem anywhere on east coast. Somewhat plasticy in appearance as most modern boats. Overall boat looked and felt good, no signs of structural aging.

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Thanks so much for the answers. In reference to the first gentleman, I contacted two of the owners on S&S site. i have talked to one, and am awaiting the other. The specific one I am looking at actually has a centerboard. It is about 5 board up, and 8 board down draft.

My last lady was a Tayana 42 center cockpit. A divorce led her away from me. I am remarried, kids grown, and looking to be on the water again.
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I sailed the boat. It is fun and fast upwind. Deep draft. Could be a problem anywhere on east coast. Somewhat plasticy in appearance as most modern boats. Overall boat looked and felt good, no signs of structural aging.
Not sure why the draft would be a problem anywhere on the east coast. Here in Rhode Island, for example, the water is deep. Maybe you mean down south.
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Are you aware of the Le Coste named Necessity? I am trying to get more information on this boat but the broker seems bound by some false sense of protocall. The images I have been able to locate of the layout are too small for adequate study. Also the listing lacks good photos of the head, shower, galley, v-berth and aft-berth. Thanks Doug 207-282-3800
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Are you aware of the Le Coste named Necessity? I am trying to get more information on this boat but the broker seems bound by some false sense of protocall. The images I have been able to locate of the layout are too small for adequate study. Also the listing lacks good photos of the head, shower, galley, v-berth and aft-berth. Thanks Doug 207-282-3800
OMG I just spoke to that guy... what a tool... I don't think I would want to buy a boat from him.

I said, can I come see it this weekend and he said, "I'll be away all weekend and not available until Wednesday" he also said the owner will be heading out in the boat by the following Monday, probably by the 4th or 5th.

So I told him I could only come down on a Monday or Tuesday evening and he starts talking about his kid's karate and what not.

I said, "well my wife and I are available together on a Monday or a Tuesday so, that being said, maybe you can figure out a time for us to come."

He says, "what you mean? lets figure it out now."

I said "well you just said your not available until next Wednesday and the owner is taking off by the following Monday."

he says, "thats not true, I'm available now until Thursday."

I'm like "well, we can't come tonight and my wife isn't available Wednesday or Thursday so I guess we can't make it."

He says, "the boat's been sitting here for 6 months..."

I said "okay well, nice talking to you, bye..."

I'll tell you what, I wouldn't want this jerk selling my boat!

I mean you can't have someone else show the boat? maybe call the owner and see they might want to show the boat...?

I dunno, maybe they don't really want to sell it...

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