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02-27-2006 01:19 PM
Allan C&C Less
AHOY Frank

Also consider the Aloha 34. They are sweet boats also. I live in Ontario, Canada so I don't know about their availability in the West Coast. Here they aren't cheap! Also you might want to check out Tartan,Sabre and even a C&C! Also the Ontario 32 is a sturdy boat with a very loyal following. The Niagara 35 are great but expensive!!!!
Good luck with your search, Allan
02-18-2006 07:05 PM
paulmcquillan You could try this site for comparison data:
02-13-2006 05:23 PM
seancro cough..SPAM...cough.... the guy's considering a used Catalina 30...There's a bit of a difference between under $30,000 and under $300,000
02-10-2006 06:14 AM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

If you are serious about the boats you listed, then you definitely owe it to yourself to have a real close look at the Dufour 40.

I fell in love with this boat and hope to own one some day. It has the build quality, design, construction technique, interior layout (which is beautifully finished), safety and performance all in one nice package. There are also several layout options enabling you to semi-customize the boat.

All lines on this boat donít just go to the cockpit; they go to about a half arms reach of the helm. Look up single handed sailing in the dictionary and you should find this boat.

There was one at the Chicago Sail show last week priced under 300K. They build a 44 as well that looks very attractive.

02-09-2006 04:44 PM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

I''m considering the purchase of a 1978 46'' Durbeck Ketch currently in Tortola BVI. Boat will be used primarily for short term cruising the Western Caribbean, Central America with no plans for any offshore passages. Any advice or comments regarding this builder would be most appreciated.
02-08-2006 11:45 AM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

Sue, I would be very interested in talking with you about your Aloha 30, if it is in good condition--ie. no blisters/osmosis, no crazing/cracks in the gelcoat, sails in good condition, reasonably low engine hours, interior in good condition.
I have a pristine San Juan 23, Mark II (tall rig, fin keel--very rare version, as most are swing keel). My san juan is frequently mistaken for a new boat, and is the envy of most of the members in our sailing club--looks great and wins races. I am looking for the larger boat for on the coast, and would be willing to trade as part of the agreement. I can be reached by e-mail at: or by phone: 1-780-459-9354 (home) or 1-780-735-0090 (work). I''m not sure how to contact you directly, but will do so if you let me know how to do this.
Thanks for your reply.
Frank Langer
02-07-2006 05:16 PM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

Hi Frank,

We have an Aloha 30 based in Vancouver, B.C. that we are considering selling. We would also consider trading for a smaller boat for the right boat. Let me know if you wish to discuss. Thanks,

01-05-2006 06:16 PM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats


Regarding the Aloha 32, you may want to contact this person for more detailed information. He has sailed his boat extensively aroung the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador plus a voyage to Greenland. His web site contains many interesting photos plus useful information.
12-30-2005 02:35 PM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

I just purchased a 1970 Irwin 38 classic,seems pretty solid, several upgrades,new main & jib,smooth m-35 universal diesel,grunert cold plates, new
portlights,Anyone know any nasty suprises waiting for me? Thanks, Art
12-29-2005 09:52 AM
Request boat comparison information on 4 boats

Thanks all of you who posted. I came close to buying the 1970 Ericson 35, because it looked great in the pictures, the reviews were good, it had engine, standing rigging, most electronics replaced, recently painted professionally, etc. However, upon close questioning, the owner mentioned that the only one thing that he had not done was investigate/correct the "minor deck delamination" mentioned in the 1999 survey when he bought the boat. As there is too much hardware mounted on the foredeck, he decided he couldn''t find the leak, and has been "keeping any eye on it, but it isn''t at all spongy". Given that it has probably gotten alot worse over the past 6 years since then, I decided that despite the many positives, this is not the right boat for me at this time.
As a caution to others, the owner had had a survey done in July, 2005, which he kindly sent me, which did not mention the deck delamination. It was a survey done for insurance purposes, so less detailed than one that might be for a purchaser--therefore, don''t assume that all surveys are equal or comprehensive.
So my search for either an Ericson or Aloha 30 - 35 on the west coast (BC)continues. Fortunately, I''m not in a hurry, as I currently own a smaller boat, so I''ll wait until the right boat comes along.
Thanks for all your replies. This advice is very helpful.
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