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Boat Reviews By Owners

1989 -- 21' 0" PRECISION

Model: Precision 21

Cockpit: Excellent cookpit - very large for this length boat. Has one port hinged access for storage below (battery access) and another on the starboard side that holds a 2.5 gallon tank which is vented. Large enough to lay down on or fish from. Very dry cookpit. The swing keel is raised and lowered via a rope in the forward part of the cookpit. Forward hatch above the V Berth.

Cabin: Has V berth and two bunks (with storage under) for sleeping. Ice cooler acts as a step into the cabin. Has sink with hand pump (5 gallon water tank) and a one burner alachol stove. Potty under left side of V berth with storage under the right. Easy access to under cockpit storage area. Shelves above both the V Berth and bunks. This is great for weekend cruising and have stayed out 6 days on her without feeling cramped.

Construction: Solid fiberglass construction below the waterline but a bit thin above for weight savings. No problem with lifelines or stainless steel rails and swim ladder. Non skid fiberglass seats in the cookpit and waling areas.

Handling: Great handling but would not take sailing over 20 MPH wind. Good bay and lake boat. Very dry and seaworthy. Easy to sail and a great windward rig. Tiller kicks up in shallow water and keel bounces a warning before this happens if it is down. Tiller is raised and lowered via ropes which can get caught between the pin and tiller housing.

Engine Room: Has a motor bracket - have a 5 HP long shaft 4 stroke engine which pushes her to her hull speed of 5 + MPH. Use the tiller for cruising and the engine to steer in tight places.

General Comments: It's the perfect boat for the beginning sailer - can pull her on the highway at 65 MPH which gets you to great sailing areas. The mast requires two people to raise and is 33 feet above the waterline. Have had this boat since 1992 and it is now in the water 24 x 7 as we bought a waterfront house 7 years ago.

Email Address: valfmarz@earthlink.net


Date Submitted: 2003-02-06

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