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I am looking for a boat to cross the atlantic in. I have started looking at the slocum 43 but have had a hard time finding info on them. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Did you do a yachtworld search?

http://yachtworld.com/core/listing/b...s=Show+Details

I don't have personal knowledge other that the fact that I meet a couple cruising one last year.
They raved about the boat. Very Heavy and stiff. Very seaworthy as they related thier experiences to us.
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We looked at a Slocum 43 last year when we were looking for our next boat. The particular one we looked at had been rode hard and put away wet. We liked the interior space but it was heavier/bigger than we thought we could handle and had teak decks that was another deal breaker for us.

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I have looked at yachtworld and found a four of them around. I plan to take a look at the one in St Pete's in march if it is still around.
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I met a couple in Guadaloupe last year that circumnavigated on a Slocum 43. They were happy with their choice. They had some slatting of the main and boom running downwind and broke the boom from fatigue. Otherwise, they didn't report any serious issues. The name of their boat is Quixotic.

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We bought a beautiful 1986 slocum 43 in December and absolutely love it. We are cruising and living aboard. So far, just coastal, but we brought the boat to la from san francisco and have been back and forth to channel islands numerous times. this boat was meticulously maintained (and maybe rarely used) by her previous (and only) owner and had been mostly in fresh water. it is not only beautiful, but extremely solid and seaworthy. our biggest weather challenge was a 7 1/2 hour trip from catalina to marina del rey in unrelenting 30 knot winds in our face and 12 foot breaking seas. not only did the boat take it extremely well but she seemed to love it. please let me know it you buy a slocum, as i have a list of all known current owners. there were only just over 50 made and few come on the market. also, if you have any specific questions, please let me know.
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thanks for the reply. I just got back from looking at a slocum in St Pete's. Nice boat.
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We owe a 1987 Slocum 43 and have lived aboard & cruised for 6 years. She is a beautiful and well made vessel to sail and live aboard. I would be glad to answer any specific question about a Slocum 43. We have added and updated many items (new refrigeration, solar panels, heat exchangers, motor mounts). Also if cbayermd would contact me, I am interested in the list of current Slocum owners. Maybe even a Slocum owners group or web site.
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It has been a few years since the last post - does anyone know of an owner's group for these boats?
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Are you still in the Slocum 43?

I'm intrigued by one currently (10/18/09 - Cleveland) listed in yachtworld and have a few questions.

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We owe a 1987 Slocum 43 and have lived aboard & cruised for 6 years. She is a beautiful and well made vessel to sail and live aboard. I would be glad to answer any specific question about a Slocum 43. We have added and updated many items (new refrigeration, solar panels, heat exchangers, motor mounts). Also if cbayermd would contact me, I am interested in the list of current Slocum owners. Maybe even a Slocum owners group or web site.
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