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nurseratchit 05-11-2006 05:50 AM

Eastward HO 24
 
Hi All!

My husband and I bought and EHO 24 last year and would appreciate any information and/or experience that others may have had with this boat.

Thanks!
Christine

nolatom 05-11-2006 04:30 PM

I remember the wood version from when I was a kid back in New England. Nice-looking, chunky little motorsailer, not bad as a sailboat, liked a breeze though since not a lightweight. A tough little boat that'll take you much farther than most 24-footers would think of going, even if not real fast.

Sorry I couldn't remember more. Good sailing.

ewo250 06-01-2006 12:43 PM

Eastward Ho Reply
 
I have been sailing a 24 for 5 years now and love it. Stable rugged and very forgiving. Let me know if you have some specific questions

regul8or31 06-02-2006 09:09 AM

Selling Eastward Ho 24 Regretfully
 
She's an amazing design. The biggest boat in 24' around. A stiff, solid, comfortable sail with room to swing a cat below. I am parting with mine withh deep regret - to sail no more.

nurseratchit 06-08-2006 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ewo250
I have been sailing a 24 for 5 years now and love it. Stable rugged and very forgiving. Let me know if you have some specific questions


Wow!

I'm so excited to get any response on this let alone 2! My husband is the veteran sailor and I am learning. When he is around I will have him ask more questions.

I know one of his concerns is that the chain plates don't seem very strong so he is planning to redo these eventually. Have you had any problems with yours?

What areas have you sailed in? Have you done any bluewater with her? Any info you have on the boat in general would be great---I've not had much luck with Googling in this instance. We'd love to see pics of your boat if you're so inclined.

We just bought ours last September and have only taken her out for one sail so far. Hubby is doing some work on her and she needs some cosmetic TLC but she seems like a solid little boat and we look forward to more sailing.

Thanks!

nurseratchit 06-08-2006 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by regul8or31
She's an amazing design. The biggest boat in 24' around. A stiff, solid, comfortable sail with room to swing a cat below. I am parting with mine withh deep regret - to sail no more.

:( I'm sorry to hear that.

We do love the space on the boat and look forward to getting her out for a few overnighters this summer. Darn---no cats to swing!:rolleyes:

JACKTAYLOR 07-29-2006 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nurseratchit
Wow!

I'm so excited to get any response on this let alone 2! My husband is the veteran sailor and I am learning. When he is around I will have him ask more questions.

I know one of his concerns is that the chain plates don't seem very strong so he is planning to redo these eventually. Have you had any problems with yours?

What areas have you sailed in? Have you done any bluewater with her? Any info you have on the boat in general would be great---I've not had much luck with Googling in this instance. We'd love to see pics of your boat if you're so inclined.

We just bought ours last September and have only taken her out for one sail so far. Hubby is doing some work on her and she needs some cosmetic TLC but she seems like a solid little boat and we look forward to more sailing.

Thanks!

I have owned an Eastward Ho 24 for about 6 years and have cruised in Maine, around the Mass Cape and in my local area of Rhode Island. She is a great boat for two for cruising. When we scaled down from larger sailboats we remembered a beautiful one for sale on Marthas Vineyard that we had seen years ago. The gentleman had removed the engine to make more stowage space for his cruise across the Atlantic. We went on line and found five around the east coast and made a beautiful choice. She has, beyond the standards, a Raytheon RADAR, an Atlas Barber refrig system, power winch etc. I would say the only problem with her is not her fault. It's the fault of any small displacement hull. In a head sea she does not have the weight and lenth characteristics to carry her through a head sea and that makes for slow close hauled sailing. I enjoy the boom furling. Down below the atmosphere is great when at anchor and it's a little blowy outside. Our interior is beautiful in that it was all custom designed in teak and it's very cozy. Have a great time JACK

JACKTAYLOR 07-29-2006 11:19 AM

I have owned an Eastward Ho 24 for about 6 years and have cruised in Maine, around the Mass Cape and in my local area of Rhode Island. She is a great boat for two for cruising. When we scaled down from larger sailboats we remembered a beautiful one for sale on Marthas Vineyard that we had seen years ago. The gentleman had removed the engine to make more stowage space for his cruise across the Atlantic. We went on line and found five around the east coast and made a beautiful choice. She has, beyond the standards, a Raytheon RADAR, an Atlas Barber refrig system, power winch etc. I would say the only problem with her is not her fault. It's the fault of any small displacement hull. In a head sea she does not have the weight and lenth characteristics to carry her through a head sea and that makes for slow close hauled sailing. I enjoy the boom furling. Down below the atmosphere is great when at anchor and it's a little blowy outside. Our interior is beautiful in that it was all custom designed in teak and it's very cozy. Have a great time JACK

nurseratchit 08-29-2006 03:41 AM

Thanks for the info Jack!:)

We are excited to start sailing her more and sprucing her up a bit. For now we will mostly being sailing the Columbia in Portland, OR and, as we have more time and funds, coastal sailing. We could lose ourselves for years just in the San Juan Islands. We won't be doing ocean crossings any time soon so we think we'll be happy with her for many years to come. She has great space for a small boat and we love her simplicity.

We would love to see pictures of your yacht if you're so inclined. Ours needs some cosmetic updating and I like to see how other people have set up their boats. We had never heard of an Eastward Ho and almost didn't go see the one we ended up buying. We were thrilled since we paid almost half of what the guy with the only other Eastward Ho we'd ever seen was asking. Ours doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the other had but we actually like that. The limited info we've been able to find on the Eastward Ho has been encouraging. Do you happen to know of any good resources with more information on the boat?

Thanks again!

tommurphy 10-10-2006 04:31 PM

Just looking for anyone sailing Eastward Ho 24.u out there?


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