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|06-03-2011 08:20 AM|
Thanks to your suggestions, I today signed the deal for '86 freedom 30 shoal keel version. It's not in a perfect condition and previous owner ripped everything off the boat not leaving a mooring line, vhf or a spoon but still I am happy to be a freedom owner and will enjoy working with my boat.
will be sailing osaka or around japan for a while after fixing critical problems, give me greetings when you see a freedom 30 somewhere in asia.
|05-09-2011 10:15 AM|
Thanks for the advises. I will fly over to check the boats next week. Freedom first as it looks best choice considering price and performance. I will let you members know when I become a new owner.
|05-08-2011 07:16 AM|
|JimsCAL||Rather than making a trip that involves an expensive air flight, it might make sense to hire a local surveyor to do an inspection. Would be less costly and you'd get the advice of an expert.|
|05-08-2011 04:55 AM|
If distance sailing is in your future plans, I would seriosly consider the Freedom. I have always been intrigued with the stayess rig, perhaps they are the ultimate low maintenace, less worry, option. They have stood the test of time but still get by-passed by most. My guess is that their 'look' is still rather unconventional.
By the way, the Freedom 'rates' the fastest.
The PHRF ratings are:
Freedom 30 - 168
Hunter 30 - 186
IP 27 - 216
|05-07-2011 10:12 PM|
Originally Posted by yjchun View Post
An awful lot of boats are listed with old pictures that were taken when the boat is much newer. You could waste a lot of money visiting boats that are misrepresented.
|05-07-2011 09:19 PM|
Youn say that to all the guys.
But com sa mi da anyway.
|05-07-2011 09:13 PM|
Freedom. It is better designed boat.
Here, on US side of world, Freedoms normally are more expensive
|05-07-2011 06:54 PM|
Good luck in your search for a sail boat.
I can't really comment on these boats from personal experience but you should know that Bob Perry is an accomplished sailboat designer and you are lucky to have his advice.
Robert H Perry Yachts Designers Inc. Home Page
|05-07-2011 05:19 PM|
|jamesdb||My concern with the freedom was always that they are a little unusual. They sail well etc etc BUT they will appeal to a smaller audience come resale time making it a harder process to shift IMHO|
|05-07-2011 04:48 PM|
Com sa mi da.
Do not underestimate the upwinf speed of the Freedom. I think it would perform better upwind than the other two boats.
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