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    Default Macwester Seaforth

    Got a mate coming over from Ireland to view a Macwester Seaforth.

    I know nothing about these boats.

    Anything he should be looking out for or general comments - good and bad much appreciated.

    TIA

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    Oh dear, found a few bits and pieces on t'internet. Does not look too good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinita View Post
    Oh dear, found a few bits and pieces on t'internet. Does not look too good.
    In what way ?? I think they look really seaworthy /kindly . Only downside when we looked at one was it had a "linear" galley.

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    Looks like a nice boat but those short bilge keels won't let her beat well - says he with a long keel ketch

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    Macwester;

    good point

    built like a brick ****house

    bad point

    sails like one too
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    One of my least favourite boats, I'm afraid. Solid hulls but cramped interior not very well fitted out and sails like a motor boat.
    JJ
    Make mine a double

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    Default I know there are as many keel configurations as there are boats out there but is ther

    Quote Originally Posted by Seajet View Post
    Macwester;

    good point

    built like a brick ****house

    bad point

    sails like one too
    Totally agree...

    I had a MacWester Rowan 22 ...GRP 1" thick...but had to sail around every tack.....

    So then I bought a Mirror Offshore......

    Do we never learn ??
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    I have not sailed the Seaforth but i have a Macwester Wight sloop for a number of years; solid boats, roomy, will take you anywhere, not fast, low maintenance, can take the weather, need to know how to sail them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN FANTASTIC View Post
    I have not sailed the Seaforth but i have a Macwester Wight sloop for a number of years; solid boats, roomy, will take you anywhere, not fast, low maintenance, can take the weather, need to know how to sail them.
    How's that then, leave it safely nailed down ashore as a caravan then get a sailing boat actually designed as such by someone like Oliver Lee, Laurent Giles, Rob Humphries...
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    Thanks everybody. I shall try to distill all the comments for my mate.

    Or perhaps not. Sometimes ignorance is bliss and beauty in the eye of the beholder !

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