Originally Posted by Coops
An old friend of mine crewed on one in the Med for a while back in the 70's. She said that it was a hell of a good sea boat.
This is what keeps coming up over and over again with what I read about the Golden Hind on the internet
. If someone is looking for a "performance" design, this is not the boat for them. If they are looking for a "trusty mule", then don't overlook the boat. It seems to have a reputation for "delivering the goods", particularly when needed.
I am supposed to close on a 1968 Alberg 30
this week, (and, if I don't want this one, there is another 1965 Alberg 30
right near by!), but the boat is in need of quite a bit of work. (It's history
is, it has been sitting "on the hard", and uncovered, for 8 years. Over time, water
has made its way down underneath the "keel cap", has frozen, and has split the keel
. The repair is not a big deal to me. I've been doing this kind of work for 30 years. But, there comes a time when even I have said, "I have had enough!".
Anyway, I have stumbled across a local 1968 Golden Hind 31' (plywood) that just keeps "tickling" my brain cells. There is just something about the boat that sets it apart from the other boats from that era; Alberg
Triton 28, etc.
I am in the midst of exchanging e-mails with the seller right now, trying to set up an appointment for me to look at the boat. I am holding off on either of the Alberg
30 purchases until I get a personal, "better feel" for the Golden Hind.