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mmazour 03-21-2013 11:09 AM

Precision 28
I am going to look at a Precision 28 on Sat. I know his question has been asked before but it was 12 years ago.

I have found the PHRF data, specs on and the factory brochure. On paper the boat looks really nice and all the photos I've found lead me to believe this is a good boat for me. But I am hoping to get some input from someone who has been on or knows of one.
So does anyone have any, firsthand, secondhand, knowledge or experience with the Precision 28?

mmazour 03-25-2013 12:51 PM

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Guess I'll just have to find out myself.

benesailor 03-25-2013 01:15 PM

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I looked at it several years ago. It seemed to be put together well. Sorry, that's about all i know. I've never seen one sail or no anyone that owns one.

Are you looking at a new one or used?

Have you looked at a Colgate 26 and/or a Seaward 26rk as well? I like the seaward 26rk. There's a new one in my marina. It appears to be put together well and sails decent under the right hand. They are expensive though.

Pays to shop around

benesailor 03-25-2013 01:16 PM

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Whoops, your looking at a 94 Precision 28? Should have read further.

chuck53 03-25-2013 01:29 PM

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Not familiar with the brand, but looking at sail joy, I was surprised how much lighter in both total displacement and keel weight it is than a Catalina 27.

Just curious, what about this boat is so appealing to you?

mmazour 03-25-2013 01:46 PM

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What is so appealing about it? Well I was shopping for a Catalina 270 or 28 and stumbled across the Precision 28. I has the same amenities and layout as the C270 sans the open transom, it has better PHRF numbers than the C270 or C28 and it is local on a trailer.

SHNOOL 03-25-2013 02:10 PM

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Precision makes nice boats... By the square footage their layup is lighter than a Catalina, and ever so slightly so than a Hunter.

They have a reputation as a good boat builder though, I've been on their 15, 165, and 18 (and 23) and found them to be nice sailing boats, and generally less expensive than Hunter or Catalina. As for the P28, I can't give you any input (only seen them at the local shop once from the ground).. I think the 28 has great lines though, and likely is a more spirited boat than the Catalina 270 (hence the PHRF ratings 192 versus 204).

Please post more pictures! That was on my "maybe someday" list of boats.

mmazour 03-25-2013 03:58 PM

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I believe you're the first person to pick up my subtle hint. I'll post more photos when the deal is inked, don't want to jinx it.

mmazour 03-28-2013 10:49 AM

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Faster 03-28-2013 10:56 AM

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Nicely done.. Congrats. I've always liked Jim Taylor's work...

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