1997 Dehler 33
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Rhode Island
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Alex, thank you for the confirmation! Unfortunately, Dehler is not a very popular boat here in the US. Not many are imported each year, although a new 44 will be on the Great Lakes next year.
The D33 sat on land for two years in Chicago, Jeff Papanek, of Dehler North America, the US Dealer, told me people did not appreciate the boat. Potential buyers walked on the 33 and wanted a wheel and complained about the narrow beam.
It is our first boat, and we ae enjoying her. The boat is quick and responsive, which is fun, and will get to hull speed quickly. I am getting an assy. spin. over the winter for next year. It is a bit tender though, thus, the need for "It is ok to heel video"!
TB, what day. Iit could have been, I'm at Pleasant Street, Wickford. It depends who is on board, if Mechele and me, I will reef early and keep it depowered, if another guy and me, i will keep it powered-up. I keep the 110% on the furler, so I'm good with over 12 kts of wind.
Last edited by max-on; 10-29-2007 at 09:21 PM.