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|03-28-2012 11:58 PM|
Re: Aloha 34
I don't think that it matters very much if it is keel or deck-stepped - the mast is much too big to make it convenient for dropping to go under bridges. If this is an absolute must you need to look at boats with purpose-built tabernacles. I think there are some Dutch boats like that.
|03-28-2012 01:44 AM|
Re: Aloha 34
Does the Aloha 34 have a deck stepped or keel stepped mast? I haven't seen a mast in interior photos, but perhaps it is hidden behind some wood work?
(Just a practical matter knowing there are low bridges in my future.)
|10-21-2011 06:13 PM|
|bobperry||I drew the deck lines for that boat when I was moonlighting for Ted.|
|10-21-2011 06:08 PM|
|rugosa||Worked on a few of these in Port Credit in the 80's installing refrigeration, instruments, pilots, seasonal in/out. Can't comment on performance or design, but compared to Niagara 35's of similar vintage boat lacked finesse in build/assembly quality. QC at Hinterhoeller was at a higher level. On the other hand, the Niagara 35 has reputation for deck delaminiation/soft spots, again, a QC problem. None of them are perfect, but most of them are fun!|
|10-21-2011 01:52 PM|
She's a Ted Brewer design, roomy and comfortable and well behaved as his work usually is.
Aloha 34 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
ALOHA 34 sailboat on sailboatdata.com
More fin keel than Brewer's usual longish keel/Brewer bite style of hull but that likely explains it's non-slug status.
Not aware of any serious quality issues with Aloha, expect they would be on par with other local builders of that era.
|10-21-2011 01:45 PM|
Originally Posted by saltdreamer View Post
I jumped when the price was dropped to what I was going to offer and they were a feature boat at the Annapolis Boat Show. I was within 60 days of departing for the search and was going to bring whatever boat I found to Hampton, Va anyway. This saved me a search, a complete refit, and a trip around Florida. (I say that about the trip because I know I would have bought something in Texas.)
|02-15-2007 02:31 PM|
A similar boat, in fact they look the same, is the Hinterheoller 35. I think you will find it is much more suitable for a trip across the pond, I believe the design and build quality is much better.
I do not know this for sure but have heard from different sources that the quality of construction on the Alohas varied a fair bit.
|02-15-2007 11:57 AM|
As soon as spring comes I intend to have a survey made on an aloha 34 I plan to buy, I will be sailing on lake Ontario, and St-lawrence river. I plan to buy this boat because as soon as get the opportunity I wish to cross the pond and and cruise the mediteraneen. It might be in 6 or 7 years, who knows? And I beleive that the aloha 34 is well suited for that purpose, and in a mean time its not a slug, so its also a good choice for Lake Ontario. My mind is pretty much made for the aloha, but I am just curious to know what Jeff H thinks about it , and of course all other inputs are welcome! and if you have any suggestions for other boats in the same price range/category, just in case the deal does not conclude.