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Old 26-09-2010, 09:59   #151
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The smaller (30 something) Island Traders have the prettiest interiors I have ever seen. Haven't a clue how they sail and Practical Sailor didn't have much good to say on them but given the worst case one could certainly wallow comfortably in style on those!

Have to say it again, love our Dreadnought 32! All beef plastic Tahiti on steroids!

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Old 26-09-2010, 14:40   #152
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Catalina 22!

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Old 26-09-2010, 15:29   #153
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No mention of the Bristol Channel Cutter 28?!? "Go simple, go now" and all that? I just love the simplicity of it, and (to me) it's just an absolute work of art. Many years ago they had one at the Newport (RI) Boat Show; it was a really blustery day, and I went on all the bucking production boats (Catalinas, Hunters etc). The BCC was on a far more exposed section of dock and it was barely moving - you would've thought it was hard aground.
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Old 28-09-2010, 08:28   #154
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Any thoughts on the Pan Oceanic 43 Pilothouse deep keel.?
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Old 08-10-2010, 19:01   #155
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Originally Posted by Xpets View Post
buy an Orion 50 , see yachtworld for details.......not mine but far better yacht for far less money
Hey hi there very interested in the Orion 50 and your knowledge on the subject.

I am in the process of buying one from Mexico. Mine is as per the great naval arc. (Gary Mull) original plans at 58 foot. I personaly love the thought of extra deck space aft resulting in massive lazerete storage and increase in water line length also think the original design follows the elegant line of the boat. She is a 1986 model and I would be very interested to know how many from the 7 or 8 built are left? Is there any other 58s around?

I agree with you the build quality is of a very high standard.

I am Australian and sailing Inca back across the Pacific starting early March 2011.

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:09   #156
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Van de stadts yachts are great blue water boats, strong and safe. I am building a 37 ft forna and you should see the amount of epoxy and E glass is used. The plans are also checked by Loyds.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:58   #157
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im a big fan of these aluminium yachts depend of the budget you have.

yacht number one;

yacht number two with higher budget; Atlantic
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Old 14-11-2010, 07:27   #158
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there were 5 built and i have nr one; 3 hull nr
contact me directly and we can exchange infor; great
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Old 14-11-2010, 17:11   #159
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they are all a pain in the arse,,,and i love em
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Old 18-11-2010, 17:17   #160
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I have to vote for the Fast Passage 39. Stokes sold his Valliant 40 and after the BOC became a Fast Passage dealer. Too bad Tollycraft went broke and only built 9. Of course I am extremely biased as hull # 9 is my boat. Will be back on board in Marsh Harbour Nov 29.
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Old 23-11-2010, 18:39   #161
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34'Venus Ketch/Paul Johnson design. My dream come true boat.
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Old 05-02-2011, 20:06   #162
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not one word about west sail 32. what are you people thinking?
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:12   #163
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The Westsail 32 is referenced in the 9th post of the first page of this thread.

But the thread asks for the best blue water cruising boat, not the most ubiquitous.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:14   #164
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I vote for the Westsail 32 for the following reasons:
1- It changed the face of world cruising.
2- Built in significant numbers.
3- Safety, it protects the crew in difficult situations.
4- Affordable, makes the dream a reality.
5- Serviceable, parts and assistance available.
6- A manageable size yet lots of room below.
7- Classic Colin Archer/Crealock design.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:39   #165
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For tropical and moderate climate cruising... I vote for Searunners!

This is our "Delphys in Tortola" BVIs...
Sisterships have gone around the world by way of Cape Horn, with a safety record that is certainly in the top five! Biased? Maybe...


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