Trying this again - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-24-2002 Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 272
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Trying this again

Tut, tut. I know there has to be someone on this board (and there are probably quite a few) who know something of the Precision and Freedom boat lines. The Precisions that were at the Annapolis show seem awfully inexpensive for new boats, and the Freedom''s offered for sail on the used market seem costly. Why should this be? Are they good sailors?
drynoc is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 10-24-2002
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,233
Thanks: 9
Thanked 56 Times in 54 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Trying this again

I have limited knowledge of both boats, but will offer my general observations.

I have seen some Precision boats in the 20-25'' range, and they seem to sail reasonably well. They strike me as being designed primarily for inland lake, bay and close-in coastal sailing.

I have also seen a Freedom 21 and 25. Freedoms are really good at sailing off the wind and they are extraordinarily easy to single-hand, but they generally do not sail well to windward. Sometimes a small headsail is rigged on them, to help them sail to windward. Freedoms are somewhat expensive, and I have always heard that they are reasonably well constructed. Freedoms come in sizes ranging up into the over 40 foot categories, and the bigger ones were touted by their builder to be blue water capable. Personally, I wouldn''t know.

That''s about all I can tell you.
Sailormon6 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 3 Old 10-28-2002
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Trying this again

The Precisions are nice boats for lake sailing, light costal cruising. They are not heavily built, but tend to be friendly under sail. Nice boats--not great boats.

The Freedoms are a different story. Built with free standing carbon fiber masts, very large sails. They are quick off the wind, but don''t point terribly high. They have a tremendous amount of cabin space for their size due to the forward mounted mast. They are well built and have a good reputation. The smaller ones are not for blue water work, some of the larger ones are.

Comparing these two is apples and oranges--totally different boats, very little similarities.
SloopSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome