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Review of the Allmand 31?

So Iím on the hunt for a boat and Iíve stumbled upon the Allmand 31. Itís in terrible shape and needs a survey done but itís still something I have the time and money to consider. So far the reviews Iíve seen about it are limited although cruising worlds review called it a classic plastic. Any Allmand 31 owners out there have good or bad things to say about it? I want to eventually cruise the Caribbean and I feel this many wouldnít be the boat to do it in.
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Re: Review of the Allmand 31?

Welcome to SailNet! As with any boat, you may find that it is cheaper to buy a boat that is in good condition, rather than fix a lot of things on a project boat. I don't have any specific experience with the A31. I think they were encapsulated keels. If there was a hard grounding, there could have been water intrusion into the steel ballast. Beamy boat will make for good interior volume. Has a fairly shoal draft that would be good for sailing the Bahamas. However, with shoal draft, and wide beam, a knockdown may be a bit of an issue.

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Iím thinking maybe something along the lines of a Catalina instead or something along those lines. I know a shallow draft is important for cruising down south but also can make the trip from Long Island Sound to down south. Much to think about.


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UPDATE

while I do love the layout of the Allmand 31 the one I was looking at ended up being in much worse shape then I originally thought. Iím now on the verge of buying a contest 33!


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