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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Miatapaul Sorry, I know nothing about that...

Hi Miatapaul
Sorry, I know nothing about that boat except she is very pretty. I dont know where you are located but these boats sell for more in the Uk and more again in mainland Europe. Almost...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-12-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Finnster Sorry to hear that you have pulled...

Hi Finnster
Sorry to hear that you have pulled out of the sale, but glad to hear you have kept her on the short list. I agree with you that you have to have complete confidence in your boat in your...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-06-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi I am in the Canigou in the Pyrenees, so I...

Hi
I am in the Canigou in the Pyrenees, so I will keep it short. I hope you mean sizerable dimples and not blisters. If it is blisters then the usual caveat applies. If the dimple is about a foot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Finnster, Sounds like you are shaping up for a...

Hi Finnster, Sounds like you are shaping up for a relationship! - Falling for some really lovely curves - again. I prefer her looks to the later Classic 36 with the higher coachroof - and I come in...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Finnster. Apologies I dont know exact details...

Hi Finnster. Apologies I dont know exact details of keel construction, but I do know that it is a bolt - on cast iron fin keel. So as far as I can glean it is covered in GRP and gelcoat. Now as to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-22-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Sam, Someone has put the bee in your bonnet...

Hi Sam, Someone has put the bee in your bonnet over the connection between the hull and keel! Most modern hulls are precast and then bolted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Hi Sam, The keel is an attached iron keel as far...

Hi Sam, The keel is an attached iron keel as far as I know, so I would employ an experienced surveyor and have the boat taken out of the water. When mine was surveyed it was standing on its keel...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-21-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
I have had my 4800 for a year or so now. I love...

I have had my 4800 for a year or so now. I love my boat. I agree that she does not point well into the wind. If you keep her on the the tail of the windvane she is losing speed, so I keep the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Smile Well Just to update you folks out there. I bought...

Well Just to update you folks out there. I bought the Dufour. Still cant find any info about them but the build quality and the performance seem to be OK for the money I am paying. Would like to hear...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-01-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 8,931
Posted By Aaln1
Smile Another guy looking at a 4800

Hi guys
I'm looking at purchasing a Dufour 4800. I wondered just the same as Ughmo if there is any advice out there regarding obvious problems.
I am also considering an Elan 33 which is younger and...
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