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Old 05-24-2010
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Able 32 ?'s

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so im truely interested in the Able 32 and am having a hard time finding any info at all on these boats. i know they came as ketches but i went to the book store last night and in a book that contained that had info on various manufacturers and thier more popular designs they had an Able 32 as a sloop. i ve only seen them as a ketch can anyone help clear this up and or point me in the right direction for info. thanks
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The only Able Whistler 32 ketch I know of is this one for sale on YW right now:

1981 Able Whistler Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

According the sales description, she was retro-fitted as a cat ketch. If Able did build a ketch version, I would imagine that Morris Yachts (which took over some of the assets of Able) or the designer (CW Paine, who has since retired and sold his business to Mark Fitzgerald and Ed Joy) could give you information.
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The book "World's Best Boats" by Ferenc Mate has a chapter on Able complete with excellent pictures. As I recall the boat profiled was cat rigged but I can't remember whether it was a ketch or sloop. Very well built, certainly on par with Morris. The library should have the book.
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The Whistler 32 was built as both a ketch and a cutter as stated in the aforementioned book by Ferenc Mate. She is truly one of the nicedt 32's ever built snd myou can expect to pay accordingly. If yoir interested in the Whistler you owe it to yourself to purchase this book - I found one used in excellent condition for $7.30.
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