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Old 07-12-2011, 00:31   #1
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Questions About Buying an ETAP

Hi everyone,

I'm looking in to the possibility of buying an ETAP 22. I've read quite a bit about them but I'd really like to know if any of you have had first hand experience with them, in any length?

Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing all thoughts about ETAPs - good or bad

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*sniff!* 45 views but no one has responded ... do ETAPs suck? Is there something I should know that no one is telling me ? lol

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Nothing at all wrong with the Etap22... attractive enough boat with reasonable space for the size... compared to a Corribee21... Corrie's are cuter....
Its just they were mainly a Euro Boat and most on here are 'Cousins'... be patient... sooner or later some one will tell you...
I do believe there are a couple or 3 owners on CF... and likely a few former owners...
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Re: Questions about buying an ETAP

ETAP seems to be a thread killer? Sound like interesting boats.

Height of an etap 22 on a trailer?

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Etap 22 -sejlbåd this is one mans site about his and others boats....
For the curious this is what one looks like...
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Nothing at all wrong with the Etap22... attractive enough boat with reasonable space for the size... compared to a Corribee21... Corrie's are cuter....:
Hey Boatman61 - thanx for your headsup Corries are cute! No doubt about that - they're lovely sweet peas but for my personal taste are a bit bendy for me. I like the plain-ness & flatness of the etap. Plus its alleged non-sinkability is appealing to a novice single-hander like me

Finding an etap dealer in AU is like finding water on the moon lol

Thanks heaps for your response, I appreciate it
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ETAP seems to be a thread killer? Sound like interesting boats.

Height of an etap 22 on a trailer?

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I know, right??!! I looked up your links RiegelKent & nearly burst at the seams reading the posts about it being the End of World Ideal Escape Boat or somesuch. OMG, the pics of some of the other vessels were fantastic. I wish I'd thought of that orange one - awesome!

I like it b/c it sounds almost impossible to sink in high seas. I love water sailing">blue water sailing but have often crewed on 40-50ftrs with crews between 2 - 14. This time, I want to go solo. Research indicates a little ETAP 22 is about the right size for me single hand and the fact it's hard to sink is an added bonus



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ps: this is not an ETAP ...

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You could also include the Sadler 26 in your search....
Sadler 26 archive details - Yachtsnet Ltd. online UK yacht brokers - yacht brokerage and boat sales
they to were 'unsinkable'.... just over 200 built I believe...
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Why do I get nervous when I hear the "unsinkable" word
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Hi Boatman61 - thanx so much for that link. That Sadler 26 looks like a sturdy go-getter. It seems built more for safety than speed, which is fine with me!

Thanks again - I like the Sadler a lot ... am off to do some research on it

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Why do I get nervous when I hear the "unsinkable" word
Been reading to many Multihull Threads.....??
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Why do I get nervous when I hear the "unsinkable" word
Oh? Do tell...?!
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Re: Questions about buying an ETAP

My father has an Etap 22. He is very happy with it. He also has a road trailer for moving it. This way, he stores his boat in a hangar for the winter.

I sailed with him once, it is a pleasant little boat, fairly fast for its size and with good seakeeping. There is enough room for 2 adults coastal cruising in summer. The lifting keel is very convenient to reduce the draft but it requires some work with a long screw coming out on the foredeck. As my father has lost some upper body strength, he bought an electric winch handle for raising the keel.

He told me the buoyancy came in handy this summer when he ran aground on rocks and made a hole in the hull. When I see him for Xmas, I will ask for more details.

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Re: Questions about buying an ETAP

Etap did that boat trial a few years ago when they opened the sea cocks, let the boat flood down and then sailed home for tea. The only down side I can think of is if water gets into the foam and there was one on the Solent which had a wet hull. However, a good survey would remove that worry.


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