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olympic dolphin 23

I just bought this boat last November. she is in great shape, I am installing a roller furling and repositioning the main sheet to its original place (transom with a split bridle set-up) I have been told that this is not the best but I have two young kids and need to free up some cockpit space. add a fresh coat of bottom paint and I will be all set to go. the reason I am writhing in this from because I would appreciate any info on this boat Olympic dolphin mkIII .

I thank you very much.
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Olympic Dolphin MK III Sail Boat

I am considering a purchase of a Olympic Dolphin MK III Sail Boat. We are a family of 5 children (4 - 13 years) plus two adults. I am an experienced sailor to the extent that i have sailed dingys up tp 19 ft (no cabin) mainsail + jib) do you think that this would be an okay step up or would it be too dificult to control? Is it large enough for my whole family to sail at one time?

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I am considering a purchase of a Olympic Dolphin MK III Sail Boat. We are a family of 5 children (4 - 13 years) plus two adults. I am an experienced sailor to the extent that i have sailed dingys up tp 19 ft (no cabin) mainsail + jib) do you think that this would be an okay step up or would it be too dificult to control? Is it large enough for my whole family to sail at one time?

Steve
This boat will be fine for you. It is an easy boat to sail and is very stable for a trailer boat. The only drawback is that if everyone is in the cockpit at the same time it tends to take water in through the self balers,but it still won't sink! Keep the weight forward and you'll have alot of fun with this boat. I wish you luck and if you have more questions, feel free to contact me.
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Thank you for the reply. Here is the description "The boat is a fiberglass hull built in 1973. The main and jib are originals but there is also a newer jib, spinnaker and genoa. All are in great shape. I am the third owner and have had no problems with the boat. No leaks, or any other issues that I know of. The only work she needs is some refinishing of some of the wood which has become weathered, purey cosmetic stuff. She is not in the water right now because I did not have any time to sail this summer. This is also the reason for selling since I will be out of the country all of next summer which would make it two years in a row that she would be out of the water."


Should I be concerned about the age of the boat and the age of the sails? Should I be concerned that she has been dry docked for 2 years? what would you suggest?
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Thank you for the reply. Here is the description "The boat is a fiberglass hull built in 1973. The main and jib are originals but there is also a newer jib, spinnaker and genoa. All are in great shape. I am the third owner and have had no problems with the boat. No leaks, or any other issues that I know of. The only work she needs is some refinishing of some of the wood which has become weathered, purey cosmetic stuff. She is not in the water right now because I did not have any time to sail this summer. This is also the reason for selling since I will be out of the country all of next summer which would make it two years in a row that she would be out of the water."


Should I be concerned about the age of the boat and the age of the sails? Should I be concerned that she has been dry docked for 2 years? what would you suggest?
I wouldn't be too concerned about age or that it's been out of the water, but the most important thing is the condition of this particular boat and the price. If you get it cheap enough it doesn't matter what's wrong with it. If you want some real help with this decision maybe you should call me. 517-456-8891
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