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Old 13-12-2008, 14:27   #16
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Christian Van H,
The only finformation I have on Challenger Yachts is from Mauch's Sailboat Guide, as mentioned above.
I have no information on the Challenger Anapaca 42.
I realy like the shape of the hull, it certainly is a very different departure for a full keel design.
Any idea where the above pictures were taken and the date?
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Old 13-12-2008, 14:37   #17
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Sure J.P., the Challenger on the left is "Kia Oriana", and was probably taken about 8 years ago near San Fransisco, the Acapulco on the right is Hull #1 from Acapulco yachts, and was taken in 1976. Check out the Challenger Yachts social group on this forum for more pics from my collection. There is also a history for this particular design posted there. Thanks again, Chris
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Old 13-12-2008, 14:52   #18
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Could you send me the link to the Challenger Yachts Social Group?
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http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ers+group.html Should do it...I hope!
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Old 13-12-2008, 20:47   #20
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Christian,
Thank you for the link, it did!
I think instinctively, I am a fan of two foresail, or cutter rig. A mast placed far enough aft for a small main. The only center cockpit that could do it for me is the Hans Christian 48.
If I had to choose, between the two identical hulls but a different deck, I would prefer the Acapulco 40.
I'm purely subjective.
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wow. this thread is rolling along. how did i miss all these posts???
j.p., as you know, i got the stuff you sent. thanks for that.
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Hi Chris,

Imagine seeing my picture building the bowsprit on A-40, Hull number 1, christened "Oriana". I sold that boat a year later to Ed Atkin, of Cave Junction, Oregon. He and his mate, Bernie, sailed her on a 20 year cruise around the world (including going around Cape Horn, the wrong way)! They have written a book about their adventure titled "One Wave at a Time". They still own her and she is now for sale in Brookings, Oregon. These are, in my humble opinion, among the finest 40' cruising boats out there (I built 31 of them, so you will have to excuse my bias). I sailed my last one to Hawaii in 1979 and the current owner has her for sale there. It was the finest one of all. She can be bought right and I have the owners phone number. Now if that isn't tempting, I don't know what is. Were I younger, I would buy her back myself.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:33   #23
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Robert Perry review of Acapulco 40 in Sailing magazine

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The article and drawings are from SAILING DESIGNS 109 Contemporary Sailboats
Volume II.
Analysed by Robert H. Perry in Sailing Magazine.
This book is somehow twenty eight years old (1980) and probably not around anymore.
I will figure a way to scan the drawings and article and, either post them or email them to you.
Very glad I could help,
J.P.

In the late Seventies Robert Perry did a very flattering review of my boats in Castoff, a Seattle boating publication. Several months after that he did a very disappointing review of the same boat in Sailing. He stated that he was "ambivilant about this yacht" and so on. I was so astounded by the vast differences in his review of the same boat that I sent a copy of both reviews to the publisher of Sailing Magazine. His reply was that he thought the boat was beautiful and that it was hard to imagine both reviews were for the same boat.

I guess I should have sent the fine N.A. in Washington a good bottle of wine after the first review!

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Old 06-10-2009, 18:58   #24
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Hi Garry! Perhaps we should ask him! He's a member here, listed under "bob perry". I too have read that review, and to be honest I think he spent very little time on it, most probably during a hangover. He was definitely grumpy that day. As for the A-40, she's a sweet boat, very pretty with a great hull design for back then (and now), and built by Gary like a brick S-house. Read "One wave at a time"...I did, and the owners truly loved that boat. BTW, if you own a A-40, or want one, you just hit the mother-load. There is no one alive that knows more about that boat than Gary Powell, and he's RIGHT HERE!
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Could any one tell me if this is the same boat Gary built? 1971 Acapulco Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Welcome to the forum George.
She a good looking boat....if the pictures are current she seems well looked after as well.
Looks like a good value.
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Thank you for your welcome James. Do you know if she is the same type of boat Gary Powell built? The rudder configuration seems different. I'm a bit confused.
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I have to say I know nothing about this boat.
Confused is OK..welcome to my world!
After a while you stop noticing and it all seems normal.
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Ha ha ha. Thanks james. By the way, your boat looks beutifull. Lot's of work!!! Great job!!!
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