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Old 20-12-2011, 12:52   #1
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1974 23' coronado

i have found a 23' coronado at a great price, it has new interior and a 2006 outboard. can anyone give me some feed back on this boat? i like the layout, sails and rigging are in good condition. i am unsure about the keel on this boat, i dont know how to tell if its a fixed or swing keel. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

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Old 21-12-2011, 18:43   #2
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Re: 1974 23' coronado

I owned a 23 in the late 80s and 90s named "Salt Hart". It is the first sailboat I owned. Prior to this I had only wind surfed and raced Hobie's. I have siled the Salt Hart on SF bay and lake Tahoe. I have nothing but praise for the boat! My only complaint was the V berth. It has a fixed keel and sails good to about 25K, nevered tried more. The bay is rough and ready and a good trial for a novice sailer and his boat.
Since the Salt Hart I have owned a Hans Christian 33 and a Island Packet 31. I now own a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24. I have lived aboard since 1996 and sailed the East Coast and Bahamas. I rate the sailing enjoyment of the boats as follows. 1 is the Dana 2 is the Coronado 3 Hans Christian 4 Island Packet
These are not cheap boats and as for sailing the 23 is right up there. For living aboard it would be a 4. As for maintainence it is a 1 because of its simplicity. On a reach it will track hands off forever. For 1 or 2 it can go off shore on either coast and be a good ride.
I towed it with a 1970 Ford 1/2 ton pickup and a single axel trailer.
Hope this helps. Harley

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Old 25-12-2011, 13:08   #3
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I owned and sailed a 25 Coranado same as the 23 plus 2 ft sailed the Bahamas ,sailed the river off shored saw 50 plus knots and 10 plus seas BY accident.FUN Boat forgiving no bad faults.Had a 9.9 Mercury in a well tilted up 18 Gallons of gas would last 2 weeks going and coming to the Bahamas,I,sailed that Boat more than any boat I have Had before or Since,@* Irwin,41 Morgan OI,27 Ericson,San Juan 21 C&C 36 and a few others,BUY ITPS Never had a Dingy with the boat,hoped on and off close to shore,NO money for one back them,Mery Christmas
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Re: 1974 23' coronado

hi think i am buying a 23 coranado , fr what i am reading they are a pretty good boat ,wondering is there a drain in cockpit , there is about 6 inches in boat, 1st sailboat for me needs some work but got great potential any info would be appreciated thanking u in advance john
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, johnlewis51.
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hi bought it now to figure it out

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