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Old 27-07-2011, 07:40   #16
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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

Hello Boulter:

If you are in Ontario, there is a Corbin 39 for sale in Penentaguishene: Corbin 39 Aft Cockpit Sloop 1989. I don't personally know the owner but I believe it is well taken care of and equipped. Of course, comparing a 39 footer with a 26 footer will typically make the 26 look puny.

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Old 27-07-2011, 07:44   #17
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I don't know about the others, but have some limited experience on a Grampian 26 -- a truely horrible boat in any kind of wind or sea -- not seakindly in the least.
That is a pretty strange comment coming from someone with limited experience.

Grampian G-26 sailboats have been comfortably sailed around the world, and are found in South Africa, Caribbean, east & west coasts of North America, all the Great Lakes.
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Old 27-07-2011, 07:46   #18
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That is a pretty strange comment coming from someone with limited experience.

Grampian G-26 sailboats have been comfortably sailed around the world, and are found in South Africa, Caribbean, east & west coasts of North America, all the Great Lakes.
I double-checked on this and it turns out it was a Grampian 30, not 26. My apologies, but my other comments about it stand.
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Old 27-07-2011, 08:51   #19
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That is a pretty strange comment coming from someone with limited experience.

Grampian G-26 sailboats have been comfortably sailed around the world, and are found in South Africa, Caribbean, east & west coasts of North America, all the Great Lakes.
Yes the Grampian 26 was such a poor boat that they only built 1000 of them.
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Old 27-07-2011, 08:59   #20
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The Aloha 34 has a headroom of 6'-3".
Aloha 34 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada

See Used Sailboat Models in Central Canada
Sailboats in Canada - 30' to 42' models

And ➥ Reading Sailboat Plans - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
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Old 27-07-2011, 09:37   #21
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I double-checked on this and it turns out it was a Grampian 30, not 26. My apologies, but my other comments about it stand.
Interesting. I heard bad things about the G26 and good things about the G30. Of course, the G30 owners were also trying to sell it so they may have been biased. One thing I heard was the quality of build was dependent on how the company was doing at the time so there may be good and bad versions out there. Never having sailed one, I can not say.

Every boat has good and bad points. For example, my original PY26 was a great sailing boat but did have a tendency to pound in big waves and leaked like a sieve every time it rained. But for LOA it had more usable room and storage than comparable 26 boats and a large, comfortable V-berth.

As for comments about what constitutes a blue water boat versus what is not, technically any boat can sail across oceans (or even a raft of logs) but one needs to take in account capacities, comfort safety and seaworthiness. I think generally, the larger boats score higher on these points than the smaller ones but it really becomes the decision of the skipper and what tradeoffs they are willing to accept.
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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

I can speak well of the build quality of Cooper industries. My Cooper 416 has about 9 foot of headroom at the transition from salon to pilothouse; a very spacious boat and her sisters have travelled far. It's larger then you're looking for but Cooper has several Huntingford designs that might be suitable, expecially the 356 which is a smaller version of the 416. The one I was on was very spacious.

The Fraser's are another West Coast build and there's often one for sale out here. I usually only see them in the 40 something range though it seems. Lots of headroom in them and solid boats though the interior finish will vary since they were finished by a number of companies.
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Stan Huntingford drew a lot of nice boats. He's not so well known, however, as guys like Brewer.
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Old 27-07-2011, 11:11   #24
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Interesting. I heard bad things about the G26 and good things about the G30. Of course, the G30 owners were also trying to sell it so they may have been biased. One thing I heard was the quality of build was dependent on how the company was doing at the time so there may be good and bad versions out there. Never having sailed one, I can not say.

Every boat has good and bad points. For example, my original PY26 was a great sailing boat but did have a tendency to pound in big waves and leaked like a sieve every time it rained. But for LOA it had more usable room and storage than comparable 26 boats and a large, comfortable V-berth.

As for comments about what constitutes a blue water boat versus what is not, technically any boat can sail across oceans (or even a raft of logs) but one needs to take in account capacities, comfort safety and seaworthiness. I think generally, the larger boats score higher on these points than the smaller ones but it really becomes the decision of the skipper and what tradeoffs they are willing to accept.
Actually, I feel really stupid now. I tried going to google images to jog my memory about which one it was. After the last post, I looked again and it was indeed a G-26, not G-30. I'm sure of it this time. It's been awhile ago.
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Actually, I feel really stupid now. I tried going to google images to jog my memory about which one it was. After the last post, I looked again and it was indeed a G-26, not G-30. I'm sure of it this time. It's been awhile ago.
That is funny... but I can see how it could happen.

Anyway, maybe it is best to change the topic before you get in more hot water... How do you like your Tayana?
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Old 27-07-2011, 11:18   #26
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Gozzard makes really nice boats. Expensive and laid out in a clever but somewhat peculiar way, but Canadian.

By the way, why Canadian only? They make some excellent boats but with NAFTA it shouldnt make any difference if it is US or Canadian built
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Old 27-07-2011, 11:27   #27
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I know that there are LOTS of other Canadian built boats...but this one really catches my eye....


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Don't forget the Whitby 42. She's tough and seakindly. Doug at Yachts with Experience generally has a couple listed.
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Re: Canadian-Built Bluewater Boats ? Headroom ?

I am the webmaster of the Spencer Yachts website. (And brand new to this forum) I believe the headroom on a 35 is about 6'. I have a Spencer1330 and the headroom is between 6'5 and 6'3. (I am 6'3" myself)

If you care to hear my very biased opinion, Spencer's are very heavily built and at the same time are "dry" & have a very lovely motion through the water. Despite the design and most of the boats being built over 40 years ago, a Spencer 35 won the Single Handed Trans PAC a few years back.
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