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Old 14-11-2011, 07:38   #121
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Well, from looking at the photo, you raise some good points, but on my PSC 37 which I owned for 7 years, I don't ever recall being miserable, wet, or beat up by the boat. On the speed point, the boats are pretty much limited by hull speed like most displacement hulls, but in a large following sea, the canoe stern is wonderful in that the boat does not tend to slew or be pushed into a potential broach as easily as the flat transoms of various configurations.

Although it remains my dream boat -- Valient is clearly out of business -- it is not a perfect boat. I didn't intend to mislead everbody, but the biggest drawback I had to deal with is what to do with the dinghy when you have a canoe stern. The PSC line does have a low shear, and limited freeboard. Davits I did not see as an option, so constantly slogging the dinghy on an off the boat for even moderate hops was kind of a pain as I can recall. Also, the canoe stern sacrifices a lot of interior living space -- you basically give up an aft cabin to have that hull shape, so a lot of people wouldn't like the boat for that reason. And, on the PSC 40, they use the same diesel as on the PSC 37, so motoring is not exciting on the heavier boat.

Anyway, that is the good thing about sailors. Two sailors will rarely agree anything is perfect, or a dream boat, or THE BOAT. Everybody has there own opinion, and your opinion seems perfectly logical and thought out. Fact is I own a Shannon now. See you down in the islands.
Valiant has a website, Valiant Sailboats: The Official Valiant Yachts Manufacturer Website - cruising yachts cruising sailboats, implying they are still in business, though the link to the current newsletter isn't good, and I couldn't find any copyright dates to check how current the page is. Last I heard Valiant was continuing production on a semi-custom basis.

When was motoring on a SAILBOAT ever supposed to be fun, let alone exciting? Am I missing something here?
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Old 14-11-2011, 09:15   #122
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Valiant is still in business, they just don't have a set amt of boats to produce each year. If u want a new Valiant, they will build it. I've talked to Fred and the factory within the last month. Valiant has great warranty and customer service.
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Old 23-11-2011, 23:43   #123
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

Center-Cockpit Freedom 40. Looks like a Pirate ship but is easy to sail and comfortable to cruise. Would be great for doing charters.

I'd replace the aft-cabin over-head with SS panels polished to a mirror finish... just saying
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Old 29-11-2011, 12:04   #124
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Ohlson 38
That's my boat - Mildred Rose - 1968 Ohlson 38

Still can not find a better boat. It is 'just right'

more Ohlson porn on my website - www.mildredrose.com
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Old 29-11-2011, 12:14   #125
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

I just found the boat that I would buy if I had the money. It is a Northwind 43 CC deck saloon. Northwind 43 yacht for sale
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Old 29-11-2011, 12:19   #126
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

Of course Butler stole my thunder..and literally posted a picture of our boat.and I just posted.. but we have our dream boat!

Ohlson 38 Still after being on hundreds of boats at shows and brokerages..still come back to the O-38!

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This restoration is over the top! Mildred Rose Ohlson38 Restoration

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I have a weakness for old, restored wood hull boats like this one:

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/23766

I love the look, feel and vibration of wood but, unless I married a man who knew who to take care of and restore a wood hull boat, I will likely stay dreaming

Oh well, good thing there are wood interiors on fiberglass hull boats that I can admire!
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Old 05-12-2011, 20:23   #128
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

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I have a weakness for old, restored wood hull boats like this one:

1957 Stephens Farallone Clipper sailboat for sale in California

I love the look, feel and vibration of wood but, unless I married a man who knew who to take care of and restore a wood hull boat, I will likely stay dreaming

Oh well, good thing there are wood interiors on fiberglass hull boats that I can admire!
What a marvelous boat and a great price.
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What a marvelous boat and a great price.
I know, I'll be dreaming about it tonight!
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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

My "realistic" dreamboat is a Hans Christian 33t. She's the perfect size with a great layout (pullman, private aft cabin, one head) for a my family (wife, 3 daughters) and I. Plus she's bluewater capable, canoe-sterned and salty as they come.
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I have a weakness for old, restored wood hull boats like this one:

1957 Stephens Farallone Clipper sailboat for sale in California

I love the look, feel and vibration of wood but, unless I married a man who knew who to take care of and restore a wood hull boat, I will likely stay dreaming

Oh well, good thing there are wood interiors on fiberglass hull boats that I can admire!
WOW- I cant believe that little girl is so nice and so cheap?

I would buy her tomorrow if she was on the Great Lakes.

Then again,maybe I should go west?

MMMMM...

anyone out there that can have a little lookie loo at this pretty girl?
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Nordic Folkboat (the one on the left)........I have always had a weakness for pretty, entirely impractical and that also goes a bit
Yep - I have to agree on the Nordic Folkboat. That would be my ideal small boat. My larger pick would be the Oyster Lightwave 48.
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Here's the official drawings of the Nordic Folkboat from the Nordic Folkboat Association.

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Re: What's Your Dream Boat ?

I break my "dream boat" into two categories, the one that might actually be possible... I've got that one now. A William Atkin design 30footer

The one that is just a dream (an at the end of the dock next to me) is 65' version of a Gloucester fishing schooner the "Alcyone"
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The one that is just a dream (an at the end of the dock next to me) is 65' version of a Gloucester fishing schooner the "Alcyone"
Wow. Beautiful. Have they let you on it?
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