Kelly Peterson 44 - 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 02-16-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
kosullivan is on a distinguished road
Kelly Peterson 44

I''m getting ready to buy what will be my home for next 10 or 15 years. Plan circumnavigating/liveaboard life. Want a strong, seaworthy yet comfortable boat. All of my research has the Peterson 44 way out in front. I have not found any negative comments about this boat anywhere (unusual). Any comments from experience here?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-17-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
Pangaea is on a distinguished road
Kelly Peterson 44

You wont receive any negative comments from me. It would be one of my choices also.

Dennis .L.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-17-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,680
Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Kelly Peterson 44

The Kelly Peterson 44 would be quite high on my list of offshore boats if I was going to go the heavier displacement cruiser route. They generally offer really nice sailing capabilities combined with decent accomodations. They offer a tremendous amount of boat for the money.

On the negative side, They tend to be deep, I have seen listings that show them with between 6''1" and 7''-0 draft. Also early KP44''s has black iron fuel and water tanks. These are now approaching the end of their useful lifespan. Apparently early KP 44''s used a lot of glassed in wood in their mast supporting structures and over time these can be rot out and becoem problematic. Lastly many KP 44''s have teak decks which can be a major maintenance issue as a boat ages and water can get down in the deck coring and rot it out.

As a contrast I would suggest also looking at Brewer 12.8''s. These are keel centerboard cutters and offer a similar interior plan and similar sailing characteristics but in a shoal draft. My father has one (which he will be putting on the market before too long) that has proven to be an excellent boat for distant cruising.

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
Kelly Peterson 44 opinions LarryLevine Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 06-17-2002 07:01 PM
Akacake (Kelly) ndsailor Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 05-18-2002 02:03 PM
Peterson 44--Cheoy Lee 44 Mrs Mutiny Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 02-28-2002 07:57 AM
Kelly Petterson CC Cutter hyway Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 12-10-2001 10:35 PM
Thoughts on 1984 Kelly Peterson 46 shipley Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 11-01-2001 06:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:58 AM.

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.