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Old 12-04-2011, 08:45   #1
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I am still searching for my liveaboard/cruiser. Can I get some personal opinions on the Whitby 42? Thanks
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:55   #2
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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

Well made boat. Roomy liveaboard. Not a rocketship. Reasonable draft for the islands.
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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

Slow and sturdy. 300 were built in the 70's and 80's and probably most are still out there cruising the world. Don't plan on winning any races.
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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

I would echo the above comments. Whitby Boatworks had a deserved reputation for quality construction (they also produced the Continental 25 Folkboat, the Alberg 30 and 37) and the Whitby 42 was designed by Ted Brewer, a fine naval architect. Not a rocket ship, they nevertheless were IMO better performers (and more attractive)than many of the other mid-cockpit cruising boats designed in the 70's.

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:41   #5
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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

They are still popular, if not numerous, on the Great Lakes. Plenty have gone around the long way or just to the Carribean. You arrive late, but you arrive. Some people call them the "stretch limo of the Westsail 32", but I think they are considerably swifter than that, and besides, wouldn't that be the Westsail 42? Another nice boat, by the way.
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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

Friends flew from the UK to the US, bought one and sailed it back to the UK. They lived on board for 2 years and then departed for the Med. I hadn't seen one before they brought this one across the Atlantic, but was quite impressed, lots of solid boat for the money. Good choice for cruising and living on board.

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Re: Whitby 42 Feedback.

Lots of them out cruising for sure. We have had two friends with Whitby 42s who have done long term cruising in them. One had structural problems in the rudder (shaft turning inside the blade) and the other had the hull to deck joint in the bow coming apart in a long windward bash. I don't know if these were isolated problems, or ones that can be expected in other examples of the boat.

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I would look for a Brewer 12.8. Similar to the Whitby, but sails better. Also more expensive. See: Whitby 42 vs Brewer 12.8
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I would look for a Brewer 12.8. Similar to the Whitby, but sails better. Also more expensive. See: Whitby 42 vs Brewer 12.8
I'll second that recommendation. Would have looked at the Brewers but they were a bit out of my price range.
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