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Old 01-12-2018, 20:38   #1
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Polaris 43

Are there any owners of Polaris 43's that could share their opinions with me? Not a lot of information about them available. I'm considering buying one and would like to know what you think of your Polaris.
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Welcome aboard! Here are a few links to info from searching here:
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...3-a-66241.html
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ost-71637.html
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ca-144269.html
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I have never owned a Polaris 43 myself, but my boss had one built in Taiwan and I sailed on a few times. He took it on a one year cruise from San Francisco to Tahiti, then Hawaii and home, but he never could get his new wife to buy into the program and sold it soon afterwards for a canal boat in France.

As I recall, he had Robert Perry himself redesign the boat with more of a flush deck, so the reports of pirated designs doesn't align with my memories. We would spend our lunch hours figuring out things like propellor sizes, and he took several trips to Taiwan while it was being built.

My impressions on San Francisco Bay were that it was a sweet cruising boat and a joy to sail.
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Thanks for the links, I had missed the compression post thread. A little more information on the Polaris 43 is good.
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I have never owned a Polaris 43 myself, but my boss had one built in Taiwan and I sailed on a few times. He took it on a one year cruise from San Francisco to Tahiti, then Hawaii and home, but he never could get his new wife to buy into the program and sold it soon afterwards for a canal boat in France.

As I recall, he had Robert Perry himself redesign the boat with more of a flush deck, so the reports of pirated designs doesn't align with my memories. We would spend our lunch hours figuring out things like propellor sizes, and he took several trips to Taiwan while it was being built.

My impressions on San Francisco Bay were that it was a sweet cruising boat and a joy to sail.

Thanks so much for your insight Don, every little bit helps.
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Hey highdesert, maybe you should get in touch with Tioga:
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