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urbanhermit 01-16-2011 08:14 PM

Mid 70's Crown 23 question
Has any one owned or sailed a Crown 23' manufactured in victoria BC, in the mid seventies? I am curious to how they handled.
thanks for your time.

Faster 01-16-2011 09:37 PM

These boats are essentially scaled-down Cal25s - we haven't owned one but I know of one that was owned by some acquaintances.. it seemed to serve them well. As ever, with boats of that vintage do a real good inspection and a proper survey if the initial inspection doesn't show up anything fatal.

They won't be lightning quick but today's standards, but for gunkholing around the Gulf Islands as a starter it would be fine, if a bit cramped and essentially 'camping cruising'.

urbanhermit 01-16-2011 10:23 PM

is the rudder control through the hull more prone to have problems then a transom mounted rudder? seems to to fill up the cockpit a bit more than a transom mount for sure.

Faster 01-16-2011 10:32 PM

There's bound to be a chance of some bushing wear after all these years, but that's not fatal. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless a survey turns up a structural issue with the blade or the stock itself.

Are you nearby? I may know this boat......

urbanhermit 01-16-2011 10:36 PM

the interior. Seems all the surveyers fly south in this area as well.haha.

urbanhermit 04-10-2011 09:46 PM

I purchased the boat, we are very happy. One question though, the main sail is a little "sticky" when hoisting. Is dry lubing the track on the mast something that is recommended?

Faster 04-10-2011 10:36 PM

McLube is usually suggested.....

urbanhermit 04-10-2011 11:20 PM

thanks. that would be a spray on product?

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