Rating Boats. - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-10-2001
114 114 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
114 is on a distinguished road
Rating Boats.

I''m looking for some input on the following boats. Have you owned or sailed one or know someone who has? Which is good for a beginner?
Tanzer, C&C, Mirage, Grampian, Challenger, Hughes.
Thanks for the help.
Dan.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-10-2001
JeffH
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Rating Boats.

So Dan, where in Canada are you?

(Your question reminds me a bit of one of the college exam questions. You know the ones such as, "What do these all have in common?; bread, fish, cows and mosquitos" You can eat all of them except the mosquitoes which lack much nutritional value or perhaps they are all animals except the bread.)

So Dan, the answer is ''where in Canada are you?''

OK,seriously, I''ve owned a Hughes, C&C, Mirage, and a Grampian at one time in my life or another. (That fact scared even me.) I have spent too much time sailing Tanzers to be really healthy and I am wondering if you mean the English Challengers or the Challenger dinghies.

Anyway each of these companies have each produced a wide range of products. Take C&C they produced a really neat 40 and 41 footer and the termainally strange boat called the Mega.

Or take Grampian. Grampian built a nice 31 footer called the Classic 31 and a neat C&C designed 22 footer and they also built the some really junky boats in the late 1960''s and early 1970''s.

Mirage built a really neat line of race boats designed by Bruce Kirby and a mixed collection of cruising boats.

Hughes built a nice line of Sparkman and Stevens designed boats and some really wierd Columbia recycled designs.

Each of the companies, with the posible exception of Grampian, have built boats that are would serve as good boats to learn to sail on. They have also built boats that were not ideal for a beginner. The Tanzer 22, the C&C 24 and 25, The Mirage 24 and 25 (not the Kirby), and the Hughes Northstar 500 are all good boat for a beginner sailor.

Regards,
Jeff


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time sail boat buyer martinojon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 20 05-26-2014 10:16 PM
What would you buy for $100,000? swo104 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 130 08-30-2013 12:51 PM
Cruising Boats KPBaker Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12 12-01-2012 07:35 PM
IOR...CCA... help! sherbet Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 05-22-2006 10:38 PM
buying first boat jerrycooper14 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 21 04-23-2002 03:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.