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Cooper Maple Leaf

I am looking at a Cooper Maple Leaf 48-54 CC, Any advice regarding things to look for, problems, how they sail ect??
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A few months back there was a thread re a ML 42 - there were issues with the rudder design that made steering while sailing deep downwind difficult. Some 42s had been modified to address this issue, others had not. Try to contact Sailnetter Eskfreedom for more info.

It's worth checking whether or not the larger models had the same issues, and/or whether the manufacturer addressed them. Unfortunately Cooper is no longer producing boats so that info may be difficult to come by. Stan Huntingford, the designer, has passed on so that avenue may be closed too.

Check Pacific Yachting magazine back issues for reviews/drawings for research - there may be something on their website....
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A good friend of mine in Mexico has the 52(?). You can p/m me for his addy if you'd like to pick his brain incesstantly......

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We have just taken posession of a 1984 maple leaf cooper 48, the reason it sails like a dream and quite fast for a yacht of 20 ton and with a 85hp perkins at 2250 rpm will cruise at 8 knots.
It can be single handed with ease and is a very stable yacht.
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Maple Leaf 48

I purchased my 48 ft Maple Leaf two years ago in San Diego Ca. and sailed it to La Paz Mexico where i have it in Marina Palmira. the boat have meet all my expectations , it is a wonderfull boat very seaworthy and so much comfortable for a family of four or five. We have been in rough seas with winds of 30 to 40 knots and the boat handles very well and gives you a safety feeling.
I would like to contact other Cooper Maple Leaf Owners in order to share experiences and tips.
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I am looking at a Maple leaf 48 from the commodore yard...both cooper and commodore are in canada, but is there any major difference or concern about this yard?
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I purchased my 48 ft Maple Leaf two years ago in San Diego Ca. and sailed it to La Paz Mexico where i have it in Marina Palmira. the boat have meet all my expectations , it is a wonderfull boat very seaworthy and so much comfortable for a family of four or five. We have been in rough seas with winds of 30 to 40 knots and the boat handles very well and gives you a safety feeling.
I would like to contact other Cooper Maple Leaf Owners in order to share experiences and tips.
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Hi I have just purchased a maple leaf 48 in Australia, Im currently having some alterations done on the stern i.e. a sugar scoop with storage etc and extended the back cabin to the original transom.
Havnt done much sailing in her yet and would like to swap some info etc
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Hi I have just purchased a maple leaf 48 in Australia, Im currently having some alterations done on the stern i.e. a sugar scoop with storage etc and extended the back cabin to the original transom.
Havnt done much sailing in her yet and would like to swap some info etc
Holy crap the thing has got a bathtub ...wow.

Man that is a small ship, an awful lot of boat.

Which is not meant as a criticism....just a wow.

Have a bit of soft spot for old Stan H. Nearly bought one of his Passport 42s a couple of years back. I hope she brings you much enjoyment.
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Well yes nearly could put a small tub in thier lol. And yes she is big as it is now 52' with the added sugar scoop on the asre end.
Im really interested in hearing from anyone that can tell me what they sail like in all types of wind and sea conditions. When I purchased it the previous owner had her for 26 years and lived on it for some 22 years.He has told me its a great sea boat and made him feel completely safe etc.
Please any help would be greatly appriciated.
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