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|10-14-2010 02:10 PM|
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
1 US dollars = 0.6255 British pounds sterling
Foreign exchange: Pound Euro rate sails close to 6 month low - The Economy News
just a guess, but taking that into account they would be closer to 4k if we (they) weren't getting killed on the exchange
|10-13-2010 08:41 AM|
Originally Posted by eryka View Post
It's nice to hear that other folk like the HR40. I sailed mine (original layout) from Sweden to Annapolis in 2006 and delivered the boat show 40 ("classic" layout) from Daytona Beach to Annapolis in 4 days 19 hours, including a quick stop in Beaufort for water (hose popped off the in-built water filter and pumped all the water into bilge - note to self: turn off pressure water when not in use). I really like the boat - good sail plan, fast hull, very comfortable below and a nice galley in both layouts. Of course I'm far from objective on the matter.
|10-12-2010 12:23 AM|
I really loved the Morris 29, what a clean day sailor. Best looking boat by far in my opinion. No lifelines, no stanchions... fin keel with a long overhang and an 8 foot beam.
|10-11-2010 11:32 PM|
|chef2sail||The Passport was the boat is was most impressed with at the show.|
|10-11-2010 09:25 PM|
Was there on Friday, checked out the vendors in the tents, nothing much new to note. Asked West to hold me a $10 boat hook till the end of the day, as I didn't want to drag it around all day.
Had some Carib's with some friends at Pussers. Looked at the HR 40, WOW what an engine room, and nice layout for a 40.
Visited with the Hinckley folks & checked out the Sou'wester 42 MKII, some nice improvements from the original design, but some that I didn't like, oh, yea, they'll even build you one starting at $1.1mil.
Went on the Passport 50something, stood in the saloon and told the broker "WOW thats a long way to fall" as the boat is like 18' wide and NO hand holds! Then saw the Passport 47, and fell in love with her....
Met up with some other friends, and had a couple more Carib's.
Looked at a bunch of other boats, had a very nice conversation with Chris White, nice Cat's & a great guy. Found the wife still on the Passport 47, and had to drag her off it.
Ran into some other friends and headed over to Pussers...
Then went to West to grab my boat hook, and found they had sold them all. They told me they would contact my local store and they would give me the the same pricing, and believe it or not, I stopped by today and picked up the $27 hook today for $9.99. +1 for West Marine!
Again missed meeting up at Port Annapolis with everyone, I thought I had a bullet proof plan by parking there, but when the wife got called into a last minute meeting at work and took a separate car she wanted me to park at a place where she knew how to get too and PA didn't work.
Meanwhile, she already made friends with the owners of the PP47 thats for sale at our marina, and wants me to go see the boat & talk to them on Friday....
|10-11-2010 07:53 PM|
|eryka||Boat Lust! Drool on the teak! We spent all of our Day 1, and half of our Day 2, looking at gear and chatting with vendors. (Tank tender, new LEDs, Rescue Tape, useful but not sexy stuff). Then this afternoon we went on Gozzard; Morris; etc and were envious. Also Malo and IP. Intrigued by the salon in the bow option instead of V-berth in the smaller boats (36-40 foot). Studied self-tending jibs and staysails. Then came back to our boat, looked at our galley (yeah, it's formica instead of corian but you can't get thrown out of the U-shaped layout in rough seas) and got a jolt of "there's no place like home." Guess there's not so much boat lust after all, though maybe I've been inspired to get out a bottle of Countertop Magic or Murphy's Oil Soap and do some polishing.|
|10-11-2010 03:26 PM|
Originally Posted by mccary View Post
|10-11-2010 03:21 PM|
|mccary||I was at the show on Friday, and I couldn't help but wonder when I saw the Hunter signs proclaiming they had rolled prices back to 2008 if that was really a price increase since they probably dropped prices in 2009. The show was very enjoyable. I get more of a kick out of the accessories rather than the new boats.|
|10-11-2010 02:28 PM|
I just got back from day three at the show. This time the wife and kid stayed home so I was able to go wherever my ADD took me. For kicks I asked how much a new Sunfish cost. I almost broke out laughing when the rep told me the show special was $3300. Once I got control of myself I asked what has changed on the boat over the past 40 years the warrant the huge price tag. He told me the rudder and dagger board are stiffer and less prone to failure and the hull to deck joint is stronger. Also the flotation foam has been replaced by air bags.
I don't see where that would add over $2000 to the price tag. I think finding one on ebay for a few hundred is the way to go.
|10-11-2010 01:51 PM|
I can't vouch for the 425 but I did spend about 3 weeks on a 325. Overall an OK boat, good value for money.
Not fast, the lines were not that well thought out as there was chafe on the foresail lines. Boat had OK motion in waves (we did up to Northerly F8 in about 3.5M seas off Marseille.) Needed to power down around F4, fair amout of leeway but that can be improved with experience on the tiller.
Build quality is fine for the hull/deck. Interior looks nice but at least on the 325 doesn't stand the test of time. Woodwork is mostly composite board with hinges and locks directly into the board - no solid wood runners or frames. This is a big issue in terms of life & wear on extended cruising. I don't know if the larger boats are better built but the 325 had cosmetics "issues"...
Still, you get what you pay for and they are a good value if you want a vanilla cruising boat with good looks.
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