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Old 23-11-2008, 16:40   #1
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Maple Leaf 56

Does anyone have any experience with the Maple Leaf 56
A search of the forum has shown lots of discussion re the 42
I chap said the 48 was the most uncomfortable boat he had ever been on but I have been unable to find anything on the 56.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
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Old 24-11-2008, 05:05   #2
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I see the Maple Leaf 54 listed for Both Cooper Yachts and Stan Huntingford

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Thar Maple Leaf series featured a hull with a hard turn to the bilge and that probably produced a boat with a snappy motion. But I think they are good designs and well suited to the type of cruising we do in the PNW. You might want to be careful with the survey. Some of those boats had delamination issues and required extensive repair work. I would not consider the overall build quality good from what I have seen.
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There is or was a 56 for sale in Vancouver B.C. Can't remember the name but the family did the south seas thing against the wind. My brother checked it out and it needs work as the couple were not big on maintenance. They were a family of four not long on experience but lots of enthusiasm. They posted their adventure on line so if you google Maple Leaf 56 it should come up. It,s probably still on the market as they were asking more than the boat was realisticly worth.
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I've done a bit of sailing, but I've never been on a 56 ft anything. Come to think of it, a 38 is the biggest I've ever been on - and that's in forty years. Maybe I need wealthier or more ambitious friends.
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Hi - just read your post about the 56' I've lived on one for the past 11 years. It's a boat designed like no other. It's a great sailing boat, excellent in rough seas and a great live aboard. Feel free to ask me any questions and if you're ever in NY we could arrange for you to come by and see her.
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Re: Maple Leaf 56

I am thinking of buying a 56'
She is lying here in NY
I will very much appreciate any information. What should I look for while I inspect her?
Thank you very much
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Re: Maple Leaf 56

Hi - Feel free to call me any time - 347-328-2506 - Craig
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Re: Maple Leaf 56

My experience is with the Maple Leaf 50. Be aware that it has a cored hull (Airex, I think). The builder did not create hard spots for through-hull fittings. So these are likely points of ingress for water into the core. Another trouble spot can be the steel fuel-tank-in-a-keel.

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