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11-18-2002 07:20 AM
center cockpits

I know I''m a late comer, but I didn''t see an Islander "Freeport" 41 mentioned not a Cal-46, both good liveaboards and fair cruisers.
10-20-2002 07:27 AM
center cockpits


"Didn''t Pearson also make a 419 CC?"

Yes, it was in production during the 70''s and appears to have used the same hull plug as the later 424 and 422. However, the deck mold was entirely different, ugly as sin (apologies to those who will be offended...) and the level of finish was far lower than the other two designs mentioned.

10-19-2002 02:38 PM
center cockpits

Didn''t Pearson also make a 419 CC?

10-16-2002 10:24 AM
center cockpits

THe assumption is that cost is a factor. I bought a 37 Irwin CC cutter rigged with center board. I paid 18.5 and added $1500. She is not fast, heals a lot, but is a motel on the water. Huge water tank, fuel tank, diesel, two cabins, good gally, lots of leaks, and was the party boat at the marina cause of the size. Irwins are not the best boat built but for the money, they are the Chevrolet''s of the water. Email me if you would like to know anything else about boats.
09-23-2002 09:10 AM
center cockpits

I''ll go with Jeff on the Brewer and how about the Formosa forty-six,a beautiful boat lots of room and she sails well.
How come nobody mentioned Gulfstar? How about the Heritage Westwind forty-four?

09-16-2002 07:39 PM
center cockpits

We sail the Beneteau 402CC and love it! We think the Beneteau is better built then the Hunter.
Take a look at the 36 Gosser.
08-29-2002 07:14 PM
center cockpits

there are a number of different models of amels that are all center cockpits.
you might look for a good used one.
fair winds,
08-26-2002 05:13 AM
center cockpits

something on the lower end of the spectrum.coronado 35 ft cc quite a bit of interior room and are priced from 27 to 40 thousand I have one on the chesepeake with shoal draft and rf rm new volvo 45 turbo and reglassed bottom.Nice day sailing sunday with 130 g at 4.6 knts of course any day on the boat is better than not being on the water.
08-17-2002 04:28 AM
center cockpits

Several additions:

Pearson''s center-cockpit model in the 40'' range is the 422, built after they stopped making the 424 (which is a better choice, of course, but then you can guess what we sail <g>)

I think Jeff means the Morgan 46 vs. 43; big (huge!) and boxy but very roomy and somewhat of a cult favorite here on Florida''s west coast where shallow draft seems critical to some.

Time and again I''ve met owners of Mariner 39''s who were super pleased with their choice, both living aboard & cruising, just like ABullard. It has good build quality having been built when there were still New England ''old school'' craftsman in abundance but, regretably, not many were built.

One other boat not mentioned is the Allied Mistress, their 39'' CC model. A bit old now but they are inexpensive, basic/strong build quality, and roomy. Like many of the other boats mentioned in this thread, however, they aren''t noteworthy sailors.

08-06-2002 10:29 AM
center cockpits

After searching for 5 years we found the perfect CC cruising boat, the Mariner 39 sloop. It is very well built and sails like a dream. We bought the boat from the first owners who sailed it for 18 years to Alaska, Tahiti, and Peru. It a proven blue water boat.

These boats were built in Rochester, NH between 1978 and 1982. They have an excellent layout, definitely better than anything you will find on today''s new boats. Two cabins with private heads in each, lots of storage space, 180 gallons of water, 80 gals of fuel. Mine has a Perkins 4-108 deisel.

My boat was in immaculate condition and I bought it for $62,000. I have seen them also in the mid 40s.

There is a owner''s web site. Look it up on google under Mariner Yachts. Dont confuse this with the Mariner Yachts built in California.

Good luck.

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