Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 20-09-2021, 23:56   #1
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 7,739
Robert Perry 47

Hi all,

So, the first serious contender to replace my Swanson 42 has been identified. I very much like the look of the Robert Perry 47. On paper it is ticking all my boxes.

The only negative I can identify is that the ketch seems more common than the sloop. As much as I love the look of a ketch, Iím very much a cutter/sloop kind of guy, so getting what I want may be hard.

So Iím calling out to any current or previous Perry 47 owners who can share their experience of the boat, (ketch or sloop configuration) and anything about the boat they think I should know,.

Matt
__________________
On my way at last.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 05:09   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: Deale, MD
Boat: Moody 376
Posts: 183
Re: Robert Perry 47

not to take anything away from CF but there is another sailing forum where Mr Perry hangs out and is very conversant with the locals. while that won't get you any owners knowledge, the fact that the designer is usually willing to chat about this stuff is pretty big, IMO.


Sailing anarchy be forewarned that first time posters sometimes get pretty rough treatment... might be worth a shot... Heck he might even know of boats for sale...
marcjsmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 05:38   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 35
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcjsmith View Post
not to take anything away from CF but there is another sailing forum where Mr Perry hangs out and is very conversant with the locals. while that won't get you any owners knowledge, the fact that the designer is usually willing to chat about this stuff is pretty big, IMO.


Sailing anarchy be forewarned that first time posters sometimes get pretty rough treatment... might be worth a shot... Heck he might even know of boats for sale...
There is also a very active RP fan Facebook page that RP is very active on.
Northernguy59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 11:13   #4
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 7,739
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northernguy59 View Post
There is also a very active RP fan Facebook page that RP is very active on.


Thank you, I didnít think of that. Iíve sent a join request.
__________________
On my way at last.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 11:14   #5
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 7,739
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by marcjsmith View Post
not to take anything away from CF but there is another sailing forum where Mr Perry hangs out and is very conversant with the locals. while that won't get you any owners knowledge, the fact that the designer is usually willing to chat about this stuff is pretty big, IMO.


Sailing anarchy be forewarned that first time posters sometimes get pretty rough treatment... might be worth a shot... Heck he might even know of boats for sale...


SA was going to be my next step. Just need to gird my loins first.
__________________
On my way at last.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 16:25   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 35
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by GILow View Post
Thank you, I didnít think of that. Iíve sent a join request.
He also does consulting work if you get serious about the boat.
Northernguy59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 16:36   #7
Moderator
 
JPA Cate's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: aboard, cruising in Australia
Boat: Sayer 46' Solent rig sloop
Posts: 22,662
Re: Robert Perry 47

There's one at Kettering, owned by a guy called Garth. Don't know if it is for sale. It is a timber boat, though, was built near Launceston, iirc. Has inmast furling for the main.

Ann
__________________
Who scorns the calm has forgotten the storm.
JPA Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 17:04   #8
Moderator
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 18,602
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPA Cate View Post
There's one at Kettering, owned by a guy called Garth. Don't know if it is for sale. It is a timber boat, though, was built near Launceston, iirc. Has inmast furling for the main.

Ann
The boat that Ann mentions above is a Perry design, but isn't the FRP design that you are considering, Matt. Solquest is a lovely boat, though, but not likely to be for sale in the near future.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II, back in Port Cygnet for a while, enjoying spring!
Jim Cate is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 18:04   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,084
Re: Robert Perry 47

Wow, Solquest is a yacht that I had a bit to do with in Sydney just prior to her first Hobart race. Beautiful boat with an unusual engine layout with the main engine on port side and genset on stbd with a hundested propeller driven by a big hydraulic motor.
Tassie has had some interesting yachts built there, a big sailboat called Old Salt was built down there and was scuttled on her first social outing by a disgruntled engineer. She was badly water damaged but didnt completely sink and I saw her a few times after the refurbishment up in Brisbane, beautiful steel yacht.
skipperpete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 22:10   #10
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 7,739
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
The boat that Ann mentions above is a Perry design, but isn't the FRP design that you are considering, Matt. Solquest is a lovely boat, though, but not likely to be for sale in the near future.



Jim


I need a timber boat like I need a kick in the head. Should it come up for sale Iíll have no problems passing on the opportunity.
__________________
On my way at last.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-09-2021, 22:11   #11
Registered User
 
GILow's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the boat, somewhere in Australia.
Boat: Swanson 42
Posts: 7,739
Re: Robert Perry 47

Quote:
Originally Posted by Northernguy59 View Post
He also does consulting work if you get serious about the boat.

Yes, that may be particularly relevant as if I have to buy a ketch Iíd look into converting it to a sloop.
__________________
On my way at last.
GILow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-09-2021, 06:38   #12
Registered User
 
ilenart's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: West Australia
Boat: Hallberg-Rassy 40
Posts: 280
Re: Robert Perry 47

A couple of years ago I consulted with Robert Perry when I was looking at his designs. Found it very helpful, he even provided copys of detailed design documents.

Also found “Yacht Design According to Perry” useful.
ilenart is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Litton Robert Perry 41 bob and sharon Monohull Sailboats 2 12-10-2017 13:52
For Sale: Passport 37 Designed By Robert Perry sv Winterlude Classifieds Archive 3 02-01-2016 05:43
Robert Perry 47 Bluewater Center Cockpit Ketch Infomation Celtic Offshore Meets & Greets 7 24-11-2014 16:02
Cheoy Lee 35 - Robert Perry - your thoughts Carogan Liveaboard's Forum 9 05-03-2013 20:24

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:54.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.