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Old 06-07-2017, 21:45   #1
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In with the old, out with the new.

I have a dilemma: I like the Jeanneau 42 DS more than I should... I do want to sail across a good number of Oceans as a liveaboard, and understand the importance of heavy displacement vessels to that end... but the ones I can afford are old, and the refits painful. While "new construction" is a question, on the whole, there's little to fix and to force refit. Where does a Jeanneau fit on the displacement scale, and can they really handle blue water?
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Old 06-07-2017, 22:23   #2
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Re: In with the old, out with the new.

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A friend of mine just bought a 43 DS and plans to cross oceans.

My guess is that he's done his homework. I'm looking for information.
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Old 07-07-2017, 13:28   #3
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Re: In with the old, out with the new.

Thank you in advance!
Would love to get the feel of if they are as good as they look:

Here's (the negatives) that I've read:

"Great for cruisers/ the dual steering wheels are not protected, and are in a bad location for liveaboards".

"A slammy kind of motion in a blow".

"The windows have started to leak".

"Interiors don't have handholds, making it difficult to get around during rough weather - that's when having a huge open interior becomes a liability".

Positives:
"Finally, a master salon I can stand up in, and that my wife genuinely loves".

"Yay , the days of dark cave interiors is finally going away".

"Good price, seaworthy, proud to have it at the dock, or out at sea".

Tell me more!
Bill
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