|Taswell 58 All-Season|
|"This design is part and parcel of Taswell’s "All Season" series of mid-cockpit long-range performance cruisers and is an adaptation of the Taswell 56, both of which follow the tradition of two earlier Taswells, the 43 and 49, all designed by British naval architect Bill Dixon. The 58 also features the center cockpit that has become a Taswell signature, along with the builder’s upscale nod to big-ticket items such as rich teak decks, a plush interior and premium gear." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Taswell 58 All-Season Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|"Pushed by a standard 50-horsepower diesel engine, it is designed to cruise at 10 knots. The rig is tabernacle-stepped -- relatively easy to lower for bridges, for ducking under trees in backwater haunts or for power cruising. Draft of 2’10" allows entry into most gunkholes. Waterline length of 29’3" contributes to speed and sea-keeping potential, while highway-friendly beam of 8’6" is carried well forward to optimize stability and interior volume. The underbody sports a long, straight keel of encapsulated cast iron.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Nimble Wanderer Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|The Diverse Fleet of Classic Allieds|
|"A well-maintained Seabreeze makes a strong and, for its length, spacious cruising yacht. While most of the Association members cruise home waters and the Caribbean, ASOA secretary E.M. Reardon often hears of Seabreezes as far away as the Pacific." |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Diverse Fleet of Classic Allieds Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|Hallberg-Rassy 42 and 46|
|"Attention to detail appears in every corner and much thought has been given to ease of maintenance, from the roomy, well-laid-out engine rooms to the ball-bearing-supported rudders with handy emergency tillers. The 42 has the generally accepted cable steering setup, but the 46, I was pleased to see, was fitted with an almost bulletproof rack-and-pinion system. " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Hallberg-Rassy 42 and 46 Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|The Fast Passage 39 Is A Proven Passagemaker|
|"For a cruising design from the 1970s, the underbody shows less wetted surface than one might expect, with a moderately long and shallow fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, and cutaway forefoot. The reasonably fine, raked bow with the canoe-like bustle aft gives a unique, pleasing, functional appearance.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Fast Passage 39 Is A Proven Passagemaker Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|The Tantalizing Tartan 37|
|"Anyone viewing the pleasingly modern lines of a Tartan 37 would find it hard to believe the first production model hit the market in 1976. Remarkably, Charlie Britton, along with a very talented Sparkman & Stephens design team, effectively incorporated many features important to offshore cruising and racing in a 37-foot hull. The only thing that hints at her age is the trademark plaid-upholstered interior.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: The Tantalizing Tartan 37 Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|Kirié Feeling 396 DI|
|"The magic is accomplished by means of a large, lifting, keel-like centerboard that reduces 7’4" of upwind draft to a beachable 2’11". Hull sections are basically flat from stem to stern to minimize the depth of the underbody. Structural skegs on either side of the centerboard trunk and at the propeller protect those critical areas. In lieu of one high-aspect, balanced-spade rudder are two shallower elliptical foils canted port and starboard; " |
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Kirié Feeling 396 DI Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )
|"What began as a challenge to design and build a fast, comfortable, safe cruising yacht, a vessel capable of long-distance deepwater voyaging, evolved into one of the most popular yacht designs ever produced. The cut-away forefoot, modified fin keel with external lead, and skeg-hung rudder reduced wetted surface area. Performance was terrific in comparison to more traditional designs, and comfort was not sacrificed.
( Podcast, Shownotes, and Information: Valiant 40 Submitted by Noel Fri Mar 12, 2004 )