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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.

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

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Lee Anne
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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.
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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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