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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-01-2019, 10:11
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Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

From what I have read the Columbia 26's MKII suffer from a design flaw with the rudder and rudderpost in that they are too lightly built for the continuous loads that come from ocean travel. The...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-01-2019, 20:01
Replies: 122
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Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

My choice in this size is in between a Contessa 26, Haida 24 and a Vancouver 25 or 27 but there are a whole slew of boats out there that have done impressive trips without much trouble. At least...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-04-2018, 09:37
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Posted By Wayfarer1008
Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

Bruce be sure to look up Catalina Directs web page and check out the 27 section for ideas to strengthen the boat up. I had one named Tahoe Fox on lake Tahoe that had some excellent modification you...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-04-2018, 09:29
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Posted By Wayfarer1008
Re: Seaworthy Pocket Cruiser - Advice ?

A couple of names are missing, a Vancouver 27 is a full blown ocean going boat with good speed unlike a Norsea 27, and of course a Catalina 27. Catalina 27's were never designed to sail the world but...
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