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06-18-2013 10:56 AM
bobperry
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

Thanks Jims.
06-16-2013 09:56 AM
JimsCAL
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Passport quit working with Huntingford.
And had you design the replacement (Passport 41)!

Good friends have one and have put over 36,000 miles on it. Great design Bob.
06-11-2013 12:01 PM
bobperry
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

For the record. The Slocum and the Passport are the same hull but with one difference. One model has a vertical rudder stock and the other has a raked rudder stock. As I recall the Slocum has the raked stock. Huntingford took the cheap and sleazy way out by selling the Slocum group the same boat he had designed for Passport. He made a slight change to the rudder stock rake so he could call it a "different" boat. This ended up causing friction between Passort and Huntingford as well it should have. Passport quit working with Huntingford.

But it's a good design in either version. I have raced against it. There was one in Seattle called Europa and it did quite well. It wasn't a real winner but it usually gave a good accounting of itself. As I recall it sailed about boat for boat racing with the Baba 40.
06-10-2013 07:16 PM
Goodtoknow
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

As an engineer and experienced sailor I can tell you that the quality of the Passport 42 is outstanding. Bronze port holes, proper hardware, Burmese Teak interior, stoutly rigged, high volume tankage. The decission depends upon what you will use it for. If you will be going offshore the Passport will get you through when the poop hits the fan. If you don't have a lot of time and plan to sail mainly inland it's overkill and you would be better off buying the performance boat.
Good Luck
06-10-2013 05:49 PM
southbound
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

Appreciate that. I've been vacillating between the Passport and something a bit more performance minded that would keep moving in light air. I was wondering about the quality of the P42 because they seem to sell for considerably less than nearly anything else in it's class--but it sounds like she holds her own. Thanks again.
06-09-2013 11:04 PM
Goodtoknow
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

If you are considering a passport 42 I recommend it. It's sturdy, very seaworthy and suprisingly quick for its weight. It's roomy with plenty of storage and above average access to wiring and equipment.
06-09-2013 08:48 PM
southbound
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

Would love to hear more about your 42 now that you've had a few months to get to know her. Any little insight would be appreciated from one who is seriously looking in that direction. Thanks--
12-30-2012 06:10 PM
Faster
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

Glad to see you're still paying attention, GTK! ... and also glad to hear you're happy with your boat.
12-30-2012 05:53 PM
Goodtoknow
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

I paid $85000 for the Passport 42 in better than average condition. It is quite seaworthy and suprisingly fast for it's weight and class. Bringing it up the coast we got caught in a Noreaster going around the cape. 36 hours of 30 mph sustained winds with gusts to 60 and 15 ft waves. The boat handled it as well as can be expected with double reefed main and roller furled genoa. BTW the Genoa is now blown out and the roller fuler was damaged by the wind pressure. I didn't have the right sail inventory for the sea conditions.

The floor plan is very comfortable with plenty of storage and my only complaint is the 6"4" draft which keeps me out of some places.

Hope that helps,
Bruce
12-30-2012 04:50 PM
Faster
Re: Passport 42 designed by Stan Huntingford

Freedom.... welcome to Sailnet and sailing! 'Goodtoknow' hasn't been active on the site for several months, once you get enough posts (15) you could send him a private message - he may still be getting email notifications of PMs.

Good luck.
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