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leeannew 05-20-2004 04:38 PM

Kirie Elite32
 
Anyone out there have experience with the Kirie line of boats? We are contemplating purchasing an ''84 model, but there aren''t many here on the TX Gulf Coast, and I can''t find much on the web about them. I believe newer ones are marketed as Kirie Feelings, but I don''t know how construction of the older boats compares to the new line.

Thanks!
Lee Anne

capnjim02 05-21-2004 03:08 AM

Kirie Elite32
 
A friend of mine has an elite 324 and i think he said there is a web site somewhere of owners. his e-mail address is btaylor@whitfordlt.com , hope this helps you out. also jeff seems to be very knowledgable on about every boat built so he may be able to help you out.

leeannew 06-01-2004 09:56 AM

Kirie Elite32
 
Thanks. Obviously I hadn''t checked this in awhile ;-). I appreciate the response though. I''ll email your friend and see what he knows.

Have a great day!
Lee Anne

hamiam 06-01-2004 10:39 AM

Kirie Elite32
 
I looked at a boat of that vintage in the Boston area. She was very quick but also quite tender. I liked the aft cabin but given I sail in a high wind area I did not think the boat was a good choice for me.

capnjim02 06-01-2004 01:44 PM

Kirie Elite32
 
He''s right, the''re tender. but fast in light air. just need to reef early and keep it on its feet.


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