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Old 20-06-2010, 21:50   #1
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after some searching we are considering a 36 uniflite aft cabin for our first liveaboard/weekend cruiser. does anyone have any experience with these boats?

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Old 22-06-2010, 15:01   #2
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Uniflite has been out of business for many years but their boats were generally considered to be good quality. Like any boat you might buy, have it surveyed by a top-flight marine surveyor. That is especially important when you are interested in an older boat like a Uniflite -- mechanical and electrical systems can deteriorate in a poorly-maintained boat, and all older fiberglass boats are subject to blisters in the hull that can be an expensive nightmare to repair.

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Old 22-06-2010, 16:41   #3
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As I understand it, Uniflite outfitted those boats with both gas and diesel engines, including the generator. A friend of mine had a gas version, and practically had to give the boat away when he tried to sell it a few years back. He told me that a gas version would only fetch half of what a diesel version would sell for.
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There were blister issues on some Uniflites built after 1974, when they switched from liquid bromine to solid bromine, in the Hetron fire retardant resin.
Otherwise, Uniflite built bullet-proof hulls.
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Old 23-06-2010, 04:31   #5
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I delivered an aft cabin 36 with Volvo diesels from NY to FL a long time ago. I thought it was well built and a nice layout. It also handled nicely and had a good cruise speed as I recall. I didn't get a chance to see the bottom though, so I can't comment on that.
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