Originally Posted by gjordan
boats are not noted for being easy for anything, but a sawsall and a vacuem cleaner will get you where you need to go. Double reinforce the holes you have cut and make fume and smoke proof covers. And on the next boat(there always is one) buy a boat with good access to begin with. My 2 cents worth.____Grant.
First off, just how many Clipper Marine sailboats have you ever set a foot on? I have never set one foot on a Hunter
sailboat, therefore, I am 100% not qualified
to say any disparaging remark about the sailboats I know nothing about. (actually, I like Hunter
is always written by the winning side, in this case, Clipper Marine being the looser, having the accountant fleeing in the night with the company bankroll, forcing them out of business. Do you suppose all the competing manufactures were going to say nice things about their one day rival, and next day out of business has been? Not likely.
This forum has a thread on Clipper Marine that is many pages long, over several years. All the people that bad mouthed them, including a mod, never set a foot on one. All the owners of these boats, adored them. Go read for yourself.
Finally, what did one of the most recognized Naval Architects of all time, who designed Clipper Marine sailboats, think of his designs looking back on his lifetime achements in marine history
? A business partner I have personally talked with, said William Crealock
was "Very Proud Of His Clipper Marine Sailboats".
was very proud of something, you can take that to the bank.
Because I am 6'7" tall, and cannot get into an engine compartment, I need to hear a snide remark towards my beloved sailboat?
I am sorry, but I have no tolerance for one person pointing out another person has a wife with one eyeball between her eyebrows, or a sailboat someone owns is not someone else's favorite sailboat.
The mission statement of Clipper Marine sailboats was clear from day one, and continues till this day, with thousands and thousands of sailboats still in the waters of the world some 40 years later, " The Worlds Finest Trailerable Cruising Sailboats."
Why did I purchase
Clipper Marine? I purchased one, because William Crealock is my favorite yacht designer
, and the CM32 is my favorite yacht he designed, in that my lake has a max length of 32 feet for a sailboat, and I adore the fact I can tow this wonderful sailboat anywhere.
Will I get a larger sailboat someday, maybe a Pacific Seacraft
37? Maybe, if I get a larger lake to sail it on.
How large a hole do you want me to cut in her, to get my butt in the engine compartment? A phone
booth size hole? ???
Off my soap box.
This thread is not about any issue with my sailboat, which I have none of any consequence, but rather the interest to know if others also have places they cannot go in their sailboats.