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Old 22-04-2011, 00:44   #1
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Feedback on Purchasing a Cooper 416 Needed

I am looking very seriously at purchasing a Cooper 416 & would appreciate any feedback as to the good, bad etc on the design & how the yacht performs.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 22-04-2011, 09:19   #2
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Re: Feedback on purchasing a Cooper 416 needed

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Tony.

I see that you've already joined in at Foresail Sheets on Cooper 416
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Old 22-04-2011, 09:34   #3
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Re: Feedback on purchasing a Cooper 416 needed

I have one. And have sailed it to Alaska from Seattle and I am currently in the Sea of Cortez on it.I have lived on it and sailed all over the place.So i guess if you could find one for sell you will love the two helms and the layout. At sea the boat has alway performed flawlessly.Top speed on my garmin gps is 10.2 knts.So it has the power to scare you.If you have any ???.PM me
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Old 22-04-2011, 22:49   #4
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Re: Feedback on Purchasing a Cooper 416 Needed

Hi Redcoat, Thanks for your feedback.

Yes, I do have some questions...
How does your Cooper handle in reverse? Does she prop walk or is there good direction when steering in reverse?
Is the design known to leak through the mast, windows or hatches/portholes?
Is she dry under sail or do you get water over the deck?
Are you happy with the size of the pilothouse windows & their safety aspect in big seas to remain intack?
What is the headroom in the forward cabin, head/tub, saloon & galley area?
Are you happy with the storage for "boat gear" such as fenders, dock lines, spare sails, etc as well as interior stuff like pots/pans, food, clothing, etc?
Do you have any issues with the fuel & water tanks?
Are you happy with the sloop rig or would you prefer a cutter rig?
Are you happy with the cockpit for room & safety?
Does she sail well to windward or is she best reaching?
Do you have the Perkins 4108 or something different?
Is the engine bay area big enough to work on the motor?
How big is the anchor/chain locker?
Is there a 416 owners group established?

I am sure I have other questions but won't overload them on you at this early stage.

I look forward to your reply to the above.

Regards, Tony.
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Old 23-04-2011, 09:47   #5
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Re: Feedback on Purchasing a Cooper 416 Needed

Sounds like a phone call would work better than trying to write a book for you.I have Skype and would be happy to give you a call if you want to give me a contact # on my private messages.
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That would be great. My skype name is tony.purkiss
I look forward to getting a call to chat.
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