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Old 03-11-2011, 11:36   #1
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Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

Hello all,

I'm about to buy one of the following and I'm wondering about people's opinions of these three types of sailboats. I will be using it just in the Ionian Islands in Greece which is considered a nice gentle sailing area.

Any opinions, warnings, dislikes?

Thanks ahead of time.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:37   #2
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Re: Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

Which Mirage 27? The Mirage company of Quebec (RIP) made several hundred 27s, including one of Bob Perry's best designs. (I'm a bit prejudiced because I have hull number 413 and I'm very fond of the boat.)

But I think there is also a British marque, about which I know nothing.

I also know nothing about the other vessels you mention, so I can't make a comparison.

The Canadian Mirages, however, are pretty solid cruiser/racers. They are reasonably fast although pilot error keeps me from winning any races. They're also pretty forgiving of newbie mistakes and with a couple of reefs, they'll ride out most weather -- or at least most that we get on Lake Ontario

The cockpit is long enough for me to lie down in (at 6 feet) but the wheel makes scrambling around a ... well .. scramble. The coamings are high enough to feel secure and comfy to lean on.


The salon is comfortable (again with room for a six footer to sleep comfortably on the port settee.) The v-berth will sleep two, unless one of them has to get up in the night.

Storage is a bit limited, I fear.

What else? Masthead rig, reverse transom, fin keel. The deck has balsa core in most of it, so there's a possibility of water incursion around deck fittings. (Connemara has some areas of moisture but is pretty dry for a 28-year old boat. No delamination.) The hull itself is solid glass.

So, if that's the Mirage you're looking at, there's some info.

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Re: Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

I think some Tomahawks were bilge keelers others not. Bilge keels both good and bad depending on what you are after.

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Re: Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

See the reviews at:
Mirage 26/27 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
Aloha 27 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
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Re: Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

Thanks for the information. Is the Aloha the same as Aloa?
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Thanks. What does bilge keeler mean?
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Re: Aloa 27, Mirage 27, Tomahawk 25

I found info on bilge keel boats. Never heard of them before. Looks like some Tomahawks are bilge keel and some are fin keel. I checked the specs brochure on the one I'm considering and it's a fin keel.

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The Aloa is I believe a French marque... I do know the 23 sailed well...
The other 2 are UK marques... both popular cruiser/racers...
Other than that... not a lot...
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