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Old 17-10-2016, 12:40   #1
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Ontario Yachts Ontario 32

I'm looking at purchasing a 1978 Ontario Yachts 32. Not too surprisingly there are moisture concerns on the deck around stanchions, anchor locker, cockpit floor around the pedestal, port chain-plates, mast collar. There was some seepage into the cabin from around one of the stanchions. Prior to it going on sale, all stanchion bases were rebed(ded?) and sealed. I've heard that Ontarios are almost overbuilt and that core issues in these boats is not as "dire" as in some others...Does anyone have an opinion on the boats and if it is worth just staying away from entirely. I learned to sail on an Ontario 32 so have a soft-spot so to speak for them. Which may be the cause of my continued interest in this boat when perhaps good sense should get me away from it.
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Old 18-10-2016, 07:30   #2
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Re: Ontario Yachts Ontario 32

These are a C&C designed boat and were very well built. Several have been taken offshore without issues so the pedigree is good. That said, they are getting long in the tooth, if you want one don't get in a hurry and buy a problem, shop until you find a real nice one that has really been looked after.
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