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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,936
Posted By prrthead
Hunter 27 Web Group

Due to the huge quantity of Hunter boats out there I found it hard to find discussions and information just on the Hunter 27 design from the late 70''s-early 80''s. So, I made a group just for that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-28-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 5,654
Posted By prrthead
US yachts- any good?

You may already have received the info you need, but I''ll add what I can: US Yachts were made by Bayliner - the powerboat company. They tried two attempts at sailboats: Buccaneer and US Yachts. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-13-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 5,147
Posted By prrthead
Dufour vs Hunter

In the past I''ve never seemed to get much advice...hope this is different:

I''m currently considering a 1973 Dufour Safari (27'') vs. a 1981 Hunter 27''. The Hunter line seems to have a 50-50...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-27-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By prrthead
S2 27 vs Watkins 27

I know these are two very different boats, but as far as build quality, reliability and sturdiness goes, which would you pick and why? I am looking at a 1980 Watkins 27 and a 1987 S2 27...both with...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-25-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 2,131
Posted By prrthead
Pearson 27 info

There is a 27'' Pearson listed in my area. The year is 1984. is this a true P27 or a P26 listed incorrectly? I seem to be seeing that P27''s weren''t made before 1987....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,289
Posted By prrthead
San Juan 28

I am looking for any info on the San Juan 28''s. I am a beginning sailor who would probably be doing a lot of single-handing. When I have help it will be my wife who is still a little skittish about...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 3,396
Posted By prrthead
Watkins 27

How are the Watkins MkII as coastal boats? Any comments on problems, stability, sailing ability, etc. would be appreciated.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-24-2002
Replies: 1
  Kells?
Views: 1,265
Posted By prrthead
Kells?

I''m thinking about taking a look at a Kells 28 for sale. It''s been on the market a while and I have no knowledge of this maker. Any experience or info out there?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-08-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By prrthead
cheaper vs less problematic

Sorry guys...here''s a little more info....

I am in NC and I''ll be sailing in the sounds and rivers mostly, but I''m beginning so I need a little fogiveness in the boat. Also, both have inboard...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-05-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,442
Posted By prrthead
cheaper vs less problematic

I have asked a similiar question a couple of times and never gotten much response, so here''s one last try....

I have the option of getting a 1981 Cal 25 or a 1973 Tanzer 28. The Tanzer turned up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-04-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 915
Posted By prrthead
ports on hull/flush deck problem

I''m looking at buying a Tanzer 28 with a flush deck. A competing broker told me that one problem with this design is having the ports directly on the outside of the boat. He said that in a strong...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2002
Replies: 0
Views: 3,663
Posted By prrthead
Tanzer vs Cal

I''m considering a Tanzer 28 and asked for advice regarding this boat in another post, but I want to ask again and address something I left out. There''s also a Cal 25 available in my price range. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 5,816
Posted By prrthead
Tanzer 28

Any info on Tanzer 28''s? This is the latest model I''m considering and I''m hoping I''ve found a keeper. Coastal sailing around Carolina with eventual trips south (maybe Bahamas in time). Also,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-20-2002
Replies: 3
  C&C 26
Views: 994
Posted By prrthead
C&C 26

I had my eyes on a 1977 C&C 26. We had a deal going but it soured when the survey turned up deck core problems. How bad a problem is this? The engine was rebuilt 3-4 years ago, the head was new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 14,998
Posted By prrthead
what determines a coastal cruiser???

Jeff-
I read you think S2''s are mediocre boats....any elaboration? One has come available (27'') and I''m interested in checking it out, but I could use any background info you may have. Will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-30-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 14,998
Posted By prrthead
what determines a coastal cruiser???

I''m up in the NE corner....around Edenton and Elizabeth City. Sailing in the sounds and rivers mostly, but I''d like to head south eventually. I teach so I''m picturing summers south on my boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-29-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 14,998
Posted By prrthead
what determines a coastal cruiser???

I think Troy and I are being really particular because we''re trying to find the best bang for our buck. I will admit, cabin niceities are a plus for me (especially with a less than enthusiastic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2002
Replies: 18
Views: 5,153
Posted By prrthead
Need a cheep srong boat!

I posted a message yesterday basically with the same sentiments as troyaux....I''m in coastal NC and want to venture forth to the Bahamas some day as well. But I am also a beginning and want...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-27-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 2,419
Posted By prrthead
C&C, Pearson, Catalina, Hunter....

I am a beginning sailor with an excellent teacher and high hopes. For now I''m sailing around coastal NC, but I''d like eventually to venture forth to the Bahamas and such. I need a good,...
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