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Old 19-09-2015, 11:56   #16
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FYI there is also one made into a pool bar in Musket Cove Fiji that had wrecked on the reef.
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I don't think the factory supplied any with a double spreader rig. The pretorien has double spreaders.
Has anyone ever heard or seen a Wauquiez Gladiateur 33 with a double set of spreaders?

Just wondering why this boat has them.

The broker says/guesses it's because it's the tall rig version.
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Old 11-09-2016, 17:26   #18
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Re: Wauquiez Gladiateur 33

Did you buy the boat, and if so, what do you think?
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Did you buy the boat, and if so, what do you think?
No, I'm still sailing the Ole Bristol 27. Funny thing is though I did call about it a couple days ago. it's still for sale.

it's up the bay and has tiller steering, deep draft for up there at 6', it's an '83 model and has a sail drive all of which I hear can delay sales. It has dropped in price from $38,000 to $24,000.

I want it because I believe it will sail really well and point quite nicely especially as compared to what I'm sailing now .

I use to race so I like boats that will point. When I bought the Bristol the plan was to learn monohulls for a couple years then go larger and better ....as in better performance

GLADIATEUR 33 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Re: Wauquiez Gladiateur 33

I was curious about how it sailed, and the sail drive system.

Thanks for the response. I am just starting to search up in RI, and a friend recommended Waquiez as a boat well worth looking at. There are a couple of Praetoriens up in this neck of the woods, and I was wondering what you thought of the boat's handling and quality.
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I have had my Pretorian for 18 years and love her. I've put 16000 miles on her since I bought her, most of which were singlehanding and off shore. They didn't call Pretorians the "Swans of France" for nothing. And as to the ability to point, I always enjoy dropping the main when sailors are with me that are unfamiliar with the Pretorians. I sheet in the head sail hard which allows me to sail so close to the wind that I can then drop the traveler and release the main sheet and the main luffs. I then casually drop the main and fold it while sailing to weather! I love to see the expression on my sailing friends faces when I do.
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I have had my Pretorian for 18 years and love her. I've put 16000 miles on her since I bought her, most of which were singlehanding and off shore. They didn't call Pretorians the "Swans of France" for nothing. And as to the ability to point, I always enjoy dropping the main when sailors are with me that are unfamiliar with the Pretorians. I sheet in the head sail hard which allows me to sail so close to the wind that I can then drop the traveler and release the main sheet and the main luffs. I then casually drop the main and fold it while sailing to weather! I love to see the expression on my sailing friends faces when I do.
Do you have a saildrive?

That's one of the worries I have with the Gladiateur I'm looking at. How much maintenance is involved ....as in how many times do you need to pull the boat in say a 5 year period?
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My Pretorian is shaft drive.
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