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Thread: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

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    Default Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    A 20' Gunter rigged race boat built in Holland. I picked one up last year and have yet to come across another English speaking owner.
    Found a fair bit of info on the web but always looking for more.
    The one I have had a cabin added in an effort to keep drier. It was still quite wet last summer and seating was on the side deck which washed often. I have her in the shed now to add some benches and combings and an all-over paint.

    Anyone familiar with the model?

    Cheers


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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    We had 3 of them when I was young. Always wet boats that could pound themself to pieces. Popular with saling schools and rental fleets. Good campcruisers with a tent because keel left cockpit free. Good sailing boats when water was not to choppy.
    I often think of a better new boat with the rig of a free donor boat.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    Your sails are made by Gaastra, probably early seventies in Sneek. Frank

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    Thank you Frank. Are they still around? I'd love to have the sails replaced.

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    Quote Originally Posted by FF View Post
    We had 3 of them when I was young. Always wet boats that could pound themself to pieces. Popular with saling schools and rental fleets. Good campcruisers with a tent because keel left cockpit free. Good sailing boats when water was not to choppy.
    I often think of a better new boat with the rig of a free donor boat.
    Found it a little wet last summer. Alright by me, but guests complained of wet bottoms. I've made some modifications, hoping to stay drier...






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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    Floater, Gaastra moved to China in the seventies and stopped sailmaking then, but some 10 years ago they decided to make a comeback as sailmakers. They asked Jan Miedema, independant sailmaker in Heeg, to continue under their name, but during the recession relationships became soured. They asked Jan because he had worked for them in the past. Jan is stil sailmaking in Heeg and he can make your sails. I recommend him because he often designs and cut my sails. www.miedemasails.nl. Expect to pay 1300 euro for a set of sails excl. transport. They can pack it in a cardboard box just under 100 cm. goodluck. Frank
    www.oarandsail.nl

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar with the BM16m2?

    Thank you very much Frank

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