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Any comments on the Moody 422 1989 vintage yacht would be helpfull. I'm considering the purchase of one for long distance cruising.

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Any comments on the Moody 422 1989 vintage yacht would be helpfull. I'm considering the purchase of one for long distance cruising.

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I've always liked the Bill Dixon designed Moodys. We considered a 47' in the same range as the 422 and 425 . Fabulous boat but way too big for the two of us I'm afraid.

Moody have always had a great reputation although in later years before the buy out, their quality control , particularly regarding interior fitout was a bit suspect given their price.

My favourite of that series was the 425 which was a bit later than the 422. Very similar boat except for the extra couple of feet. Suffer from the usual shortcomings of centre cockpit boats and could do with a bit more water capacity. Not sure about the 422s but most 425s have in mast furling which I personally don't like.
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If thats the one in Seattle, I'd look at it hard if I were you...just saying...
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Do tell if you know anything about the boat. I am considering it.
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Moody 422 Things to Check out

I'm going to be seeing the Moody 422 in Seattle next week. Anything about Moody's in general I should check out I'd like to know. Also if there is anything about this particular boat I should check out with the broker or my mechanic I'd also appreciate. You can send a pm to me if you like.

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She needs a new transmission. Rudder has water in it. Maxprop needs to be rebuilt. There are a couple of soft spots in the deck.
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Thanks for the head's up. I hate soft spots in the deck. They can be a real bear to fix.
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I've always liked the Bill Dixon designed Moodys. We considered a 47' in the same range as the 422 and 425 . Fabulous boat but way too big for the two of us I'm afraid.

Moody have always had a great reputation although in later years before the buy out, their quality control , particularly regarding interior fitout was a bit suspect given their price.

My favourite of that series was the 425 which was a bit later than the 422. Very similar boat except for the extra couple of feet. Suffer from the usual shortcomings of centre cockpit boats and could do with a bit more water capacity. Not sure about the 422s but most 425s have in mast furling which I personally don't like.
Hi Kent. I've owned a Moody 422 for 10 years (which is for sale). I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about 422's. I would like to point out that there is no basically no difference in the length between a 422 and a 425, the changes are primarily in the cabin. I'm not trying to sell you my boat, since it's located in Malaysia. My 422 has in-mast furling...you might give this feature a second thought unless you're a racer. Take care,Bob
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Hi Kent. I've owned a Moody 422 for 10 years (which is for sale). I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about 422's. I would like to point out that there is no basically no difference in the length between a 422 and a 425, the changes are primarily in the cabin. I'm not trying to sell you my boat, since it's located in Malaysia. My 422 has in-mast furling...you might give this feature a second thought unless you're a racer. Take care,Bob
You are dead right about the size. Complete error on my part. the 422/425 nomenclature was purely a model distinction as MkI/MkII. In fact as you say the changed were predominantly interior. Basic hull was identical I think.
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