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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    How well does a converted lifeboat sail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanM26 View Post
    How well does a converted lifeboat sail?
    I don't know but one did well in "Riddle of the Sands".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanM26 View Post
    How well does a converted lifeboat sail?
    Oceans have been crossed in these types of whaleboats, but you're not going to win the Transpacific Yacht race in it. Don't think they point very high.
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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Planked with AYC and has a fairly new Yanmar. That is a solid start for somebody wanting to cruise the inside passage on a budget.

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    [QUOTE=SeanM26;5954551]How well does a converted lifeboat sail?[/QUOTE
    True Life Boats are not designed to sail well as they are intended to allow the most amount of passengers possible to escape a disaster or sinking ship. For that reason, they are intended to stay in one place until help arrives.
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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    It would be interesting to see the boat out of the water and see what was altered. It has 2000 lb of ballast added to it. I'm fairly certain Navy Whaleboats were unballasted.

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    The old style of lifeboats used to sail reasonably well.
    We met a Kiwi couple in the Cook Is who where just returning from an extended cruise having sailed as far as Alaska in a 26 foot converted lifeboat.
    Since they where also into being self sufficient their biggest concern was how to eat their way through some 30 preserved jars of crayfish ,and how to pay the massive fines they would be slapped with upon arrival in Auckland. This was due to their departure from NZ without the required Cat 1 safety standards on their vessel.

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    I've sailed in a couple. My father owned one in the seventies, she was a bit of a clumsy conversion. I loved her, and she started me on a lifetime of sailing.
    The other was converted by a south shore (LI) boatbuilder, he did a beautiful job.
    If I were boatless on a budget in the area, I would certainly take a look at her.

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    It looks like a converted whaleboat. Should sail reasonably well off the wind, at least.

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    There is a big difference between a whale boat and a life boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    There is a big difference between a whale boat and a life boat.

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    Exactly my point. the bow and stern do not look like a lifeboat, they look like some of the whaleboat conversions I've seen.

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    Yes, just from the looks, I'd guess she sails ok. Better off the wind than on. Not fast, but will take care of you in rugged conditions. I'd not head up the Inside Passage in her as she sits. Maybe that's all cosmetic work needing done... but unlikely.

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    By the way, here's a plate off a later 1967 glass version with very similar dimensions, shows they were fitted as lifeboats also,
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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    The shoal draft appeal of a whaleboat is no longer there, via a 5.5' keel, so I'm not sure what the point would be of a conversion like that. Might as well get a "real" boat as long as you don't have a problem with a fairly deep keel. I imagine it would be kinda wet to windward, and I imagine the keel is not a foil. But what a beautiful job. Definitely worth exploring for somebody.

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Hmmm

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Pretty sure that since the boat is still together, the frames are not red oak.

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Sold for $2,551.

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    Default Re: 28' Cutter Ebay $2500 Anacortes

    Maybe the new owner will join here with the standard questions.

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