Hi everyone, I'm Tom in Tampa Fl. This is my first posting
. I've been reading comments about the clipper marine
sailboats, and the reviews
were pretty negative.
I wonder how many folks that gave their two cents actually have owned or sailed a clipper? I have owned and saailed quite a variety of boats and owned a new clipper26 in 1976, and found it to be a heck of a sailer. I've owned several Mc Greggors 21 and 26 and the clipper in my estimation is about twice the boat as a Mc g. For the last ten years have owned a Morgan
38 loved the boat, but rising costs of slip fees
here urged me to sell her. Now I recently purchased a 1976 clipper from an old guy with a heart problem. The boat was in the salt water
at a marina for 5 years, just sitting there. I bought it for 1000.00 and have repainted her in and out, and replaced all running rigging
. Everything on her is all original and in great shape.
Most of the clippers I've read about have been sadly mistreated and neglected, and hence sagging cabin
tops and decks ect. Any one can go on the clipper forum at trailer sailors.com and talk to tons of clipper owners and find out for themselves.
I searched for quite some time on the internet
before I found mine for sail.
Didn't mean to get on a soap box, but I hope I gave a different perspective on the boat.
Hope to hear from you sailors,
Tom in Tampa