Join Date: May 2002
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I was out for a solo sail on Saturday, and came across a boat I had never seen before. She was ahead of me, but looked like she had sweet, old fashioned lines. A light gray hull, winglass stern and long overhangs.
We were sailing parallel courses, so I decided to try and catch up, partially to have a good sailing exercise, and partially to get a better look. I did catch up, and I was quite proud of myself as my boat is a 23 foot trailer sailer, and this boat (if the sail number was to be believed) was a 31 footer. However, to put my accomplishment in perspective, I don't think the other sailer was even aware of my existence, and as I got closer, it was clear that this was an older design. The heeled hull looked like it was a full keel, and the overhangs were pretty long (meaning her waterline length was not so far off of mine, and she had plenty of wetted surface).
Anyway, the boat was gorgeous: lots of brighwork, including coamings, a spoon bow, springy sheer and overall beautiful lines. I made a note of the sail logo, and looked it up when I got home. It was a Seafarer 31. At first I was confused as the pictures on line showed fiberglass coamings, but I then found some older models that had the teak or mahogany coamings. That was the boat for sure.
However, I didn't see much in terms of owner's resources on line. I am hoping that someone out there in Sailnet land can provide me some info on the boat. Can anyone give me a review of how she sails? I am always on the look out for my upgrade boat, and she fits the bill size and lookswise. Any info appreciated!