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Old 06-09-2010, 08:33   #1
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Mirage 30 or 32

I'm looking for info on the Mirage 30 or 32 sailboats built in Canada in the 1980's. Anyone have experience with these? Any insights as to how they perform, handle, or any other information appreciated. Thinking of moving up to a 29-33 ft racer cruiser.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:49   #2
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Gerry.

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Sailboats built by Mirage Yachts Ltd (CAN) on Sailboatdata.com
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:27   #3
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U might check the Mirage-Kirby group on Yahoo. (Mirage_Kirby : Mirage_Kirby)

Lots of Mirage folk there.

I have no experience with the larger boats, but my 27 is a great boat, lots of fun to sail, and relatively fast. If I could only figure out things like start tactics, I might even win a race or two sometime.

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Old 19-09-2010, 06:00   #4
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Thanks for the replies on the Mirage 30/32 and the 32. The Mirage 32, I discovered, is a slightly different boat, with a bit deeper (5'2") and heavier keel, and a longer reversed transom, hence the 32. I have tracked down a few boats in the Maritimes, some have Volvo diesels (18 HP) and others Yanmar (15 HP) Any comments on the pros and con's of these engines?
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To be more specific, Comparing Volvo Penta 2002 with a Yanmar 2GM. Comments appreciated.
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Hello Gerry I was told by Burt Langille that the 30 may be a better boat? As you mentioned they are more or less the same boat with reverse transom...
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