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  1. BigAl.NZ
    Still running a Perkins?
  2. BigAl.NZ
    You still online Mike?
  3. pelagic4005
    Hi Mike,

    I am going to view a rafiki on Monday and hoping you can help me a little. It is on POP yachts in WA. It sound a good boat with no teak decks. I am however paranoid about coring in fibreglass as water will get in over time however well sealed.

    I cannot avoid a cored deck but just be diligent on survey etc. It is the hull that I wish to quiz you about. Do you know where in the hull it is cored? Is it structural? IT is obviously not dome to save weight. Some builder use a cored layer for insulation with only a thin layer of glass on the inside which is not structural.

    Have you drilled your hull or do your plans indicated anything?

    Thank you for your time! Tim
  4. CapnSantiago
    Do I understand you have a Rafiki 35 (or had)? If so I'd be very interested in hearing your assessment of it, sailing characteristics, pros/cons, etc...thanks.
  5. rosatte
    Hey mike would be glad to meet up with you we keep our boat at Crates but this yr its down at loyalist cove havind a major refit done..we will be back at Crates by june...we hope ..cheers rob
  6. AEaston
    Hey, Mike
    I am new to the cruisers forum, I tend to read but never post. But I seen in a post that you owned a Grampian 34 Ketch for 10 years before you sold her. My husband and I are looking for a bigger boat and we came across this Grampian. It seems to be hitting all of our points, I am just wondering if the boat sails well (been told they should), but it's the number 1 thing we are both looking for. We much rather sail over using the motor. We don't know anyone who has ever owned one though, or sailed its hard to find out. The owners of the boat were not much into the sailing either, so they are unable to tell us how the boats points in the wind. If by chance you could fill me in, on what you think their sailing performance is like and how they point to wind that would be great!

    Thanks Amy
  7. gaysailorbill
    Hey Mike. Thanks for the kind words. What part of the world are you in?

  8. Thomas Wilson
    Hi Mike, do you still have the skipper head . Thomas Wilson
  9. Artful Dodger
    Yes we wintered two winters there but this year are at Mimico Cruising Club there are 9 of us. We are closer to downtown, as well my wife works downtown. Is it you are coming here this summer or spring if so will look forward to meeting you. If there is anything I can do to help you find any more info just ask away.
  10. Artful Dodger
    If you are looking for winter liveaboard areas there is Port Credit Marina, we were there last year but now at Mimico Cruising Club, there are also several others areas as well

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    Rafiki 37
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    Pachina Mia
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