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Old 16-06-2009, 17:24   #16
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i met a couple who did a keel, rudder mod. that, from their description, sounds like it is very similar. they were not completely satisfied and were considering going back to the original configuration. just food for thought.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:00   #17
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Hi Rick,

I produced that boat for Gib Mann, a Dentist from Phoenix, and a good friend. We shipped the hull & deck, with ballast, to World Cruiser in Costa Mesa where Bud Taplin finished her out. Bud is a very capable guy and was production manager for Westsail during their heyday. He still runs Worldcruiser and is a good source for advice, marine hadrware, etc., although he specializes in Westsail parts. Your A-40 did not get a lot of use during Gib's ownership.

She is a great vessel. I, too, would be interested to see any underbody photos sometime, to see what changes you have made (and why). The boat tracks well as it is and answers the helm smartly. I sailed the Maluhia to Hawaii in 1979 (left on July 4th at the start of Transpac) and my trusty Aires did an admirable steering job for many days. It was one of the slowest Transpacs in years and I kept dropping south of the rhumb line looking for some wind. It took us 16 days to make Hilo, which was longer than it should have. Glad I had plenty of ice cream in the freezer!
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Old 09-02-2011, 21:13   #18
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I have just purchased an Acapulco 40. I am from Southern California and intend to go on this years Baja HaHa. Any other Acapulco 40 owners intending to do so also.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:52   #19
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Richard:
Glad to hear from you. We have an Acapulco 40 at Chula Vista Marina in South San Diego Bay. We love her. We too are hoping to soon be retired and heading south via the 2011 Baja haha. We've had our Acapulco for just over 2 years. Purchased her in San Francisco and brought her south last April. We've been busy getting her outfitted for cruising south.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:33   #20
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Thanks for the info. You did indeed build a great boat. She is sea worthy, capable and beautiful. What a combination.
As to the bottom change, that was done before we bought her. We were told they were looking for more speed. All we know is that she sails great. We sailed her from San Francisco to San Diego this past spring and she came through with flying colors. We had 8 foot seas until we passed Point Conception and she didn't miss a beat. Believe me, when we docked we looked like we'd been at sea for 6 days and she looked like she'd been out for a Sunday sail. I've tried downloading a picture of her bottom, although not a very good view, but I can't seem to make it work. I'll keep working on it and as soon as I get it figured out and posted, I'll let you know.
Right now we are busy outfitting her for a trip south and then east. The Caribbean is calling our name. We have no worries about the boat, hope we do her proud.
You should certainly be proud of her, she's tough, sails great and turns heads everywhere she goes.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:57   #21
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Old 08-03-2011, 23:44   #22
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Re: More about Tomorrow

My Acapulco 40 named Tomorrow is down in Ensenada. I am in the 90 day Yacht Club (11 months). I also am planning to go on the Baja HaHa this year and the Pacific Puddle Jump next April. I purchased Tomorrow in December 2010 and will bring it up to San Diego prior to the start.

How many other owners are planning to go on the HaHa this year? It would be wonderful if we could raft up in Turtle bay or Bahia Santa Maria.
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Re: Acapulco 40 Owners ?

She is, indeed a lovely boat, and I'm sure you'll have some great cruising on her.

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Old 16-10-2011, 00:45   #24
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Re: Acapulco 40 Owners ?

I have the Anacapa Acapulco 40 Hull No. 1, built by San Pedro Boat Works by John Leeper's crew in 1967, completed in 1968. There are a couple pictures of her in this thread already. I was still in contact with the original owner up until 2009. I am the second owner. Two additional hull/deck shells were built and sold to private boat builders. The moulds were then sold to Challenger. I'm not sure what year. I am presently restoring this boat.
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Old 16-10-2011, 05:59   #25
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Hi DerekJean! Welcome to the forum! If you haven't already, visit my Anacapa website at : www.anacapas.com and join on up. We would love to have you! If you have any pics to share you can post them on the site, or email them to me. We are refitting Challenger hull #1, and will be splashing her tomorrow. Hope to see you, Chris
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Re: Acapulco 40 Owners ?

Greetings, DerekJean. Hull no. 1 must be the "Footloose", Bob Crabtree's former boat. I was aboard her once at the Oxnard Marina. I had bought the tooling for these wonderful boats from Howard Stern (Challenger) not long after he had purchased it (early to mid-seventies), and I started up Acapulco Yachts in San Diego, as you may know. Islander had "possession" of the tooling for a short time until Stern picked it up. Islander was kind enough to lay up a set of parts for me (I waved a large check under their nose, and they needed the money) before Stern picked up the stuff. It was the finest set of tooling I had seen and produced the fairest GRP hulls I had ever seen. That first boat (the Oriana) became my prototype and became famous for sailing the world over 20 years. The owners wrote an excellent book about this long adventure, which I believe any owner should have in their library. "One Wave at a Time", by Edward Atkin. Factoid: Billy Atkin was his uncle!

Enjoy that fine vesell to the fullest.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, derekjean.
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I HAVE A 1974 KETCH , REALLY GOOD BOAT
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