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Old 24-04-2011, 17:09   #1
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S & S Opinions Needed, Please

Hi all.

I have fallen for this boat, never seen it don't know much about her still waiting for the dealer to respond BUT

look at her!

Anyway what do you think, husband and wife and 2 kids (11 & 8) coastal OZ cruising, a run up to the islands, whitsundays etc. Really needs to be singlehanded capable.

What do you think, could she be the one??

I realize she would probably need a lot of work internally, systems etc but I can do most and afford the rest I think.

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Old 24-04-2011, 17:19   #2
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remington,know the boat,know the owner,very experianced yachtsman who has lovingly looked after this yacht for many years and raced her in the kings cup and langkawi reggattas regularly.

last saw her in 2005 so a lot could have happend between then and now, though still a lovely boat,at a very good price for a classic.
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Don't know the boat.... don't know the owner...
Just LOVE S&S......
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Old 24-04-2011, 17:37   #4
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I know, they are just the boat to lust after aren't they.

I thought the price was good, even transported to OZ and imported it's still good.

Sounds like she might be more of a racer than the wife would accept.?????
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jim the owner allways had lots of young,nubile female crew to help him sail the boat...........know a good lawyer.....
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I know, they are just the boat to lust after aren't they.

I thought the price was good, even transported to OZ and imported it's still good.

Sounds like she might be more of a racer than the wife would accept.?????
Only if you sail it like a racer.... thats the beauty of S&S boats...
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Old 24-04-2011, 18:27   #7
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jim the owner allways had lots of young,nubile female crew to help him sail the boat...........know a good lawyer.....
I have studied those photos pretty hard but can't see the deck ornaments to which you refer.
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OMG

It is like if you fell for her, that's it.

Magic. If the condition and price are fine with you, I would not hesitate.

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I am a beginner, so I can't speak to performance issues. However, I can tell you that that is one gorgeous boat. What a find!!
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Re: S & S- it looks very simular to S & S Tartan 43 (CB)-1970 design that I own but narrower. If I did the Math right it's only 11Ft beam. The interior will suffer some but it's an easily driven hull. The sailplan looks conservative -do you know the rig dimensions? The boat will sail sweet. The design ( and engineering) is probably very good. Boat desirability will depend on build quality and owner care. Good luck-
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Being an S&S she is probably more than just a pretty face.......i2f
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I re-post this from my other thread:

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I spent a summer teaching sailing on an s&s 47.It was one of the best sailing boats I've ever sailed.Don't know how different your boat is but I'm willing to bet it's a great boat.
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Old 25-04-2011, 14:50   #14
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Re: S & S Opinions Needed, Please

Thanks all

Still waiting for the dealer BUT

How would you get her to OZ

Currently my health and time don't allow me to do it but would you ship her? Hire a skipper?

What do you think.
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Though there is some tumblehome, the pictures don't show too many major IOR issues (weird bumps, flat sections, and a pinched "bustle" stern) all of which tend to create slow boats that can be very squirrelly (read: broaches and deathrolls) with with the spinnaker up. That is good for you and your family. The large foretriangle used to need major crew to change jibs for racing, but cruising with a roller/furler should be able to handle that problem now. It would be worth finding out if you still need lots of weight on the rail (crew) to keep this boat flat so she doesn't make too much leeway upwind. This is an older boat, and is bound to have some areas that need attention... This may be why the price is somewhat attractive. She may need a new rig, sails (we don't know when the photos were taken), engine, and keelbolts, among other things. You won't know until you hear from the broker -- and you may not know much more after talking with him. I went to check out a boat this past week, and found it wasn't worth pursuing. This one might have a better chance of being the right one for you, but you may have to go find out for yourself.
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