Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54 - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 16 Old 11-22-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

Who have got information and photos about it ?
lhoudemont is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 16 Old 11-22-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,534
Thanks: 104
Thanked 310 Times in 300 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

The whole series of Maple Leaf boats from 42 to 68 are very similar in appearance, in many cases the various lengths (42,48,50, 54, 56 etc) are simply 'stretched' versions.
Some listings:

Maple Leaf boats for sale - www.yachtworld.co.uk

and some data:

MAPLE LEAF 54 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Many of these boats have crossed oceans.. large, comfy cruisers if not necessarily the prettiest girl at the dance. Certain models suffered steering issues downwind, many have been 'fixed' with subsequent rudder modifications.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #13 of 16 Old 12-06-2012 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

I had been looking at a friend's Maple Leaf 54, but it turned out she really didn't want to sell it. I ended up purchasing a Hylas 49, which I absolutely adore.
GypsyPaula is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #14 of 16 Old 12-06-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,534
Thanks: 104
Thanked 310 Times in 300 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

Quote:
Originally Posted by GypsyPaula View Post
..... I ended up purchasing a Hylas 49, which I absolutely adore.
Congrats.. a much prettier boat!

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #15 of 16 Old 12-06-2012
Senior Moment Member
 
SloopJonB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 11,443
Thanks: 59
Thanked 68 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

Quote:
Originally Posted by GypsyPaula View Post
I had been looking at a friend's Maple Leaf 54, but it turned out she really didn't want to sell it. I ended up purchasing a Hylas 49, which I absolutely adore.
IMHO that is THE best looking center cockpit boat in existence. Your friend did you a HUGE favour.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
SloopJonB is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #16 of 16 Old 12-07-2012
I don't discuss my member
 
Fstbttms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Under a boat, in a marina, in the San Francisco Bay
Posts: 2,184
Thanks: 5
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
Re: Need info on 1980 Cooper Maple Leaf 54

Say what you want about the Maple Leaf boats; I say they are damn well built.

I recently inspected a Maple Leaf 60 that had been driven on the rocks at full speed near Vancouver, BC, by the delivery skipper. He then decided to continue on to Alameda without stopping to check the damage. Here are a few of the pix I took:







I'd say a lesser boat would have been sunk by such an impact.
Fstbttms is offline  
Quote Quick Reply 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:
OR

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maple Leaf 42' eskfreedom Boat Review and Purchase Forum 61 02-23-2012 06:25 PM
Cooper Maple Leaf roughwaterdude General Discussion (sailing related) 8 11-03-2010 07:54 PM
1975 Maple Leaf 48" AKDragonfly Boat Review and Purchase Forum 9 08-27-2009 11:21 AM
Maple Leaf 42 mvsunstar Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 10-30-2006 10:16 AM
Seeking info on 1980 Formosa 43 ragdoll Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 09-08-2000 03:51 PM

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