Sailing Characteristics of W28s?

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  • August 25, 2015 11:51 PM
    Reply # 3496598 on 3481541

    Hi Bob , I do not know that boat . But I looked at the ad , couple of things got my attention . I see now why you asked about the 150 genny . and I have no idea how the boat would handle with that sail , my guess is, for SF bay you might want the original yankee . The fact that the boat has been re-powered is very nice , I would check that you still have adequate room to service  the stuffing box . The boat is certainly optioned out like the hot/cold pressure water and reefer . I would like to know the hull #  , reason for that is early W 28's had no boomkin and other stuff that was corrected on later models . Check out Marina Fay or if that doesn't open up just go to Buds site and give a good look at the aft , see the hoop over the tiller ? Also the rudder has been enlarged on the later models , you can see on Marina the smaller rudder . Also on later models they added a taller mast and more ballast . But it looks like the one you are looking at is a later model . Good luck .

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  • August 26, 2015 9:47 AM
    Reply # 3497302 on 3481541
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    Hi Mark.  Thanks for those pertinent comments.  I think the W28 down south is a later model.  Specs, if accurate, indicate more ballast and deeper draft, and it seems to have a boomkin, but I'll add that to my list of questions.  I agree about the Yankee and have asked if there is still one on board.  If not a call to Kern Ferguson would be in order.  Good point about the engine, too.  I had not thought about the fit.  If I do go forward with this one I'll ask Bud to do the survey.  All the best.

    Fair winds,


  • August 27, 2015 10:53 AM
    Reply # 3499053 on 3481541

    Bob, this one is on your way down . It's on Buds site . I feel kind of bad for pointing out negative things on Marina Fay , but you are a future owner , we want to get it right the first time . Mark . 

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  • August 27, 2015 10:33 PM
    Reply # 3499656 on 3481541


    Retirement is only a couple years off for us and we are considering getting a larger boat for liveaboard use.  If none of the 28's you are looking at work out give me a call, we have not made any decision at this point as to what we will be doing.  But one never knows... after these last few days...!


  • September 02, 2015 2:54 PM
    Reply # 3507893 on 3481541
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    Mark...Moro Bay is on the way to LA! Certainly worth a look.

    Kevin...Tempting me! Starwhite looks like she is worth the wait.

    Thanks to you both.


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  • September 02, 2015 4:25 PM
    Reply # 3507943 on 3481541

    Good luck Bob, I'm excited are you ? Keep us posted . 

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