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    Vancouver Island, Canada
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    Sailing, hiking, gardening, cooking, photography.

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  1. Agreed, the AP below deck should be fine, and I hadn't considered a deck plate - I'm sure an ex-Waterline guy would have thought of that. I'm not really sold on steel/aluminum boats, just going down another rabbit-hole...
  2. One other thing - the photos from the Figure 8 site show a rudder post that ends below decks, meaning no way to rig an emergency tiller, and a windvane could be a challenge on the raked transom.
  3. Yes, that one does look much nicer, especially the maple woodwork, but overall a nicer looking design as well. Funny to call it a pilothouse though, as it seems to lack an inside steering station. I'd want to know a bit more about the design I think. I found this in a quick search, which explains why it resembles a Waterline: http://figure8voyage.com/figure-8-voyage-boat-progress-in-the-pacific-northwest/ The 40hp on the Radford is a bit borderline for sure, I have 40+ on my C&C although I still rarely motor above 6kn, but it's nice to have power in reserve for when you miss the slack
  4. I wondered about that, but they mentioned that the weight is very low to achieve the needed stability. I guess one of the big concerns with a boat like this is whether the builder (whoever that is) knew what they were doing, and whether the steel was properly treated for corrosion. We might check it out if we can manage to get over to the mainland, but I'd like to learn a bit more about the design and how many are out there, how they sail, etc. Currently have a C&C 35 which sails pretty well in light air, but can also handle heavy weather fairly well, so I want something that doesn't need
  5. I came across this Radford R415 listing which looks intersting, but I can't find much information on them, aside from the specs on the designer's website. Obviously, this particular example is very austere inside, but aside from this, seems to be in decent condition from the photos, for the price. Appreciate any feedback on these boats for an offshore cruiser for a couple. http://www.radford-yacht.com/dsn061/dsn061.html Listing: https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/2005-sloop-radford-r415-expedition-yacht-7868963/
  6. Interesting, I haven't been aboard a 35-2 yet, but have seen several. From the photos, they appear very similar to the 35-2, but space is always a bit hard to judge from photos. We originally liked the dinette table idea, but now think the centre line table that can fold away is probably better suited to our needs. We almost never eat below in good weather, and when we do, a smaller table for the two of us would suit fine. But we also knew this would be the boat we'd find out all the little things we like and don't like.
  7. I have a 35mk2, so around 130-145 PHRF, but still a bit better in light air than the Aloha. However, the Aloha will probably stand up to a bit more wind before reefing, which is what I've read from owners cruising them offshore. Our C&C is pretty stiff though, with 1000lbs more ballast, but a bit less beam than the Aloha.
  8. A nice looking example, the Aloha 34 was on the list when we were looking a few years back but none were available. A bit more cruising friendly cabin than the C&C 35 we have. I wonder how the Aloha sails - seems like it might be a bit underpowered in our typical summer light air. I might be interested except we're looking to go a bit bigger now...
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