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03-31-2017 09:04 PM
Re: Info on Liberty 28

Very Interesting Boat. I wouldn't remove the inboard on any Boat, utility and balance would be adversely affected IMO.
03-31-2017 08:25 PM
Re: Info on Liberty 28

Originally Posted by drakes View Post
hopefully toucan still on board
i am looking at a Liberty 28 and am very appreciative of info.....
Good stuff.
There is a 28 listed for sale in Florida at $10k.
Says the owner passed away.

I 'almost' looked at a Liberty 30 something (36, 38?) a couple of years ago in the Houston area, but it had not been kept up.
Heavily built..interesting boats.

Nice to learn about the 28.
03-31-2017 06:30 PM
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hopefully toucan still on board
i am looking at a Liberty 28 and am very appreciative of info.

Toucan when you removed inboard, did you build a well or did you just hang the outboard off one side ?

remote controls or do you just reach over the side and use a tiller handle ?

size hp ?

thanks so much
08-25-2014 04:45 PM
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I consider the L28 to be one of the finest small cruisers there is. Too bad only 30 were built. The only problem I've had over 35 years with this boat is some delamination on the top of the port seat and onto the bridge deck a bit. It seems to make utterly no difference, but bugs the designer/builder to no end I've had this boat in 15-18ft seas, and have complete confidence in her. She's also speedy. Most of the stock boats do 8.4 kts across the board. Throw away the inboard and do an outboard, fair out the prop cavity, and they do... well... more.
08-18-2014 06:40 PM
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I know this thread is old but I am looking to find information on the Liberty 28 cutter. My wife and I are in the market for a strong and capable little cruiser and this model cape up.
We will be taking a look at one soon. Are there any weak areas or particular issues you can point out from your experience?

Any info is appreciated.

01-05-2014 11:48 PM
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If you dropped the bumpkin and did a split backstay, adding an Aires would be no problem. I use a Monitor on mine.
01-05-2014 09:10 AM
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Mine has the bumpkin.. no split stay.. i have been looking at the rig.. thinking .. how can i mount an Aries wind vane on the back with the bumpkin. and back stay..

I noticed the design was changed a bit on the later hulls.. some significantly in the interiors.. anyway.. I will work with what I have.. cause I love this boat!
01-04-2014 06:48 PM
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Mine is #6. #4 went across the Atlantic and back 10 times that I know of. Does your 28 have a bumpkin? The early ones did, If I recall, and later went to a split backstay instead. He also moved the mast forward in later boats for better balance about the time I bought my hull and deck, as soon afterward he told me to move the step as far forward on the mast step timber as I could get it.

Sam Boyle was the idiot who ran JSI into the ground as well as Sailnet.
01-04-2014 09:39 AM
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Thanks for the quick response. I have 4500lbs for ballast.. Hull#2. I might have to think about joining facebook in the future in order to see some photos.. either way.. it would be nice to read/hear about the retrofit.

I do not know Sam.. or which place you are referring to.. but thanks for your input.. always appreciated!
01-03-2014 11:41 AM
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Is Sam (Boyle, I think) still running the place?
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