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That Sceptre is very nice, they certainly do hold their value well. That is a pretty heavy boat though at 41' (29,000lbs), and quite expensive compared to other 40' boats. I imagine this is designed for more offshore work. The rig doesn't look particularly large and with that furling main, so I'd expect a pretty low SA/D.

Pilothouse is interesting, but since you can't really sail while in the house, it has very few advantages for me. If conditions are really so horrid, I have the option of not leaving port rather than motoring all day.

Not sure if it's better or worse for navigating in and out of port under power, and certainly in the summer here where there's no wind is when you want to have the bimini open to get a nice sunburn..
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Yeah, she's a bit heavy alright, and a bit pricey too - but I was under the impression that you were after a pilothouse.

Friends have a fairly new custom Sceptre 43 (modified 41 with an open extended transom) and they say that once sailing, they have a clear hatch over the steering station and can steer and observe the sails easily enough. Changing trim, though, requires a trip to the cockpit.

Nevertheless, they are certainly year-round boats!
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Got lucky when I got my old H.Lloyds the same way as "last years style" in yellow instead of lime green. I can live with that for 60% off.
You may find that skin.scuba supplies are also very useful, for instance thin "warm water" five-finger neoprene gloves, $10-15 at Walmart in warmer locations, complete with nubby grip bumps. 3x that much in a dive store of course. They won't keep your hands DRY in the downpour but they will keep you warm, and that's good enough for me. Lots of gore-tex lined thin winter gloves for skiers and such on the market these days too. And rubber divers booties that zip us the side, about 6-9" tall, make for real warm shoes. There are also neoprene socks sold, for fisherman to wear in waders, again WalMart can be a great chandlery.

Add some polypro underwear that stays warm even when wet, and dries very quickly, and a silk turtleneck as a top liner layer (also inexpensive) and there's a lot to be said for the progress in wet wx clothing these days, you should be able to stay warm and dry in almost any wx--on a budget.

Anybody questions my winterweight woodland camo GoreTex bid pants in the winter, and I just remind them that duck hunting is legal outside the three mile limit.
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Which Sceptre 41-43 boat do you know?
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I know of 2 sceptre's in Edmonds Wa, and one farther south in Case inlet.

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My dad just sold his 4 months or so ago.......he was every rendezvous / fun race etc........SCEPTRE III

It is a great boat for around the Pacific NW that sails exceptionally well!

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Don't know that one, the three I know of have been owned for 3-5 yrs min for all three.

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My dad just sold his 4 months or so ago.......he was every rendezvous / fun race etc........SCEPTRE III

It is a great boat for around the Pacific NW that sails exceptionally well!

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John - we belong to the Gulf Yacht Club (as does/did your Dad) so we know of his of course (though we've not actually seen it), as well as several others in the same club: Forever Young, Kwinnum, Lucy May, Christie Cove.

We had heard Sceptre III was on the block, apparently a very nice example indeed.
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