Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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Hi PirateGirl and SeaCoastSail,
I noticed that the Douglas 32 link didn't work. There doesn't seem to be too much D32 info on the Web. Any reference I've seen to web sites or owners groups all lead back to that .org site which is dead.
I have some line drawings showing details of the deck hull joints, some rigging, etc. They are roughly legal sized (11x14) but I can photograph them and send you the files. I also have a Volvo Md2B shop manual but I've since found it on the web at
(edited... apparently I can't add a link until I've posted more) So stand by.
I also have a review of it in a Canadian Yachting Magazine from the 1990's. Even then they were thought of as "good old boats"
SeacoastSail, they sail very very well. The classic lines still work. Especially if you're used to sailing on some of the newer designs with the wide beam and flatter bottoms you'll find the D32 to have a very kind motion. She cuts through the waves rather than pounding over them. I single hand mind most of the time. And like I said, have been out in over 20kn winds, (not that this is any great shakes for these boats) and have no troubles at all.
I'll be sailing the coast of Maine this summer as well. I live in New Brunswick, Canada and will be getting down "south of the border". We were down to Campobello Island last year which is right across from Eastport.
I'm also setting up a Facebook group if any of you are there. Maybe we can be a bit of a clearinghouse for information and help each other out.
Drop me an email.