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Old 10-05-2010, 19:56   #1
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Gemini 3000

I have a friend that is interested in buying a Gemini 3000 for coastal cruising but is also considering taking the boat offshore. I told him I didn't know much about it but wasn't sure if it's ability's for offshore were up to par..

So, what does everyone think? Anyone know much about them?

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Old 10-05-2010, 21:16   #2
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Just hearsay, but I've heard that the older Gemini's were built less robust. Not that the current line of Gemini's is the picture of robust either.
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here we go again.

Bottom line, everyone has their opinions on what other people choose to sail, but the oft proven historical truth of the matter is that good sailors can take an open canoe with an outrigger across the Pacific.

You'll find a lot of people on the forums who will help you plan and make such a trip, and you'll find others who would make it illegal for you to even try, if they could.
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here we go again.


You'll find a lot of people on the forums who will help you plan and make such a trip, and you'll find others who would make it illegal for you to even try, if they could.


LOL..If that isn't a truism I never heard one before
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Gemini 3000

I owned a Gemini 105 MC for many years and lived aboard her with my family. However at the time I was looking for a Gemini I did look at a few of the 3000's. The main reason I bought the newer 105MC was because the 3000's were not built for offshore cruising, just coastal cruising. That is why Tony Smith who designed the Gemini's added the internal sonic drive leg system and did away with the outboards when he designed the 105MC in order to protect the engine in rough seas. If you are planning on taking a Gemini offshore, get the newer 105MC. The 3000 and the 105MC are laid out pretty much the same inside, however the newer hull design on the 105MC is a little sleeker for better performance.
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It seems I remeber something about an issue with the hull/bridgedeck joint on the older models (pre-3400?) or I should say not being 1 molded piece as they are now. Nothing to avoid, but another point to scrutinize. I'll see if can find that again....
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