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Old 25-09-2015, 16:11   #1
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Niagara 35

There's a Niagara 35 for sale near here that looks like a pretty nice boat. One review says they are semi-cored.

Can anyone tell me more about the coring, and if there is a problem with it, can a surveyor tell it?

This boat is in the water and has been except for one trip for a thru hull repair 3 years ago
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There's a Niagara 35 for sale near here that looks like a pretty nice boat. One review says they are semi-cored.

Can anyone tell me more about the coring, and if there is a problem with it, can a surveyor tell it?

This boat is in the water and has been except for one trip for a thru hull repair 3 years ago
Excellent builder who knew how to properly construct cored hulls. This boat has an excellent reputation and has crossed many oceans. It's probably in the top 3 for one of the best offshore 35 ft boats. Naturally you would need a proper survey before pulling the trigger.
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Old 19-11-2015, 14:47   #3
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Really nice boat with a terrible interior. Almost bought one that a friend has but the admiral took one look at that interior and shot that plan down. Another friend looked at it more recently and his wife felt the same.

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Should also say that since then we have bought a boat with a swim platform and willnever again consider a transom stern. I had cared for this boat for several months while itvwas on my mooring and boarding is a pain.

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Really nice boat with a terrible interior. Almost bought one that a friend has but the admiral took one look at that interior and shot that plan down. Another friend looked at it more recently and his wife felt the same.

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There are actually two entirely different interiors available. The Mark 1 (or Classic, I get confused with Nonsuch) is actually very good for sailing offshore and is a terrific design for extended cruising with storage and a work bench forward. Having the head and galley in the middle works very well too. It does not have a decent double berth though and the main cabin is a little small. The Encore has a double pullman forward and a larger entertaining area. Different strokes for different folks.

I have had a couple of Hinterhoeller boats and found them to be well-made and easy to work on.
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Yes I am very familiar with both. They sail reasonably well but are dated in many ways. We have a 16 year old son and that alone help us decide against it.

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Yes I am very familiar with both. They sail reasonably well but are dated in many ways. We have a 16 year old son and that alone help us decide against it.

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The boat I was looking at is a 1981. The cored hull is really a worry even though I understand they are very well built boats. But it is 34 years old.

I plan to stay with my 1974 Bristol 27 for the time being with it's newer sails and engine.
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Like most sailboats hull quality is not the same. A lot good, some defective right from factory.


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