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Old 05-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #15
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Apolima, that is a beautiful boat. I don't think I will be able to go for a 42' right off the bat you never what might happen eventually. I went looking for info on the Durbeck but I could not find a company web-page or a spec sheet. Do they make smaller boats? I will keep looking...


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Old 06-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #16
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Sea Venture has one of those overbuilt, solid glass hulls. Nary a blister, and she was built in 1977. Her teak decks needed replacing when we bought her in 2003, but the rest of her was solid -- so well built that she managed to go up in a waterspout off Central America with her owners watching (assuming the worst, of course), and then land with the only damage being that sustained to the port aft quarter rail. Fascinating story, which explained the less than stellar wood work on that rail.

She has taken us in big seas and 47 knots coming south from SF to Mexico, smaller seas but not very nice ones off Isla Ceralvo near La Paz in winds on the nose of 50 plus. She lost her engine north of Cabo and sailed us over to Mazatlan for a repair. We love the fact that when replacing all the thru hulls, we saw the thick underbody and now have experience with her hull integrity. She won't win most races around the buoys, but she'll keep afloat in the bad weather.

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Old 06-08-2009, 12:35 PM   #17
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Ah, it took some digging on your web page, but SeaVenture is a Hudson Force 50. That is a BIG boat, but very pretty. Two masts. That must be a lot of work!
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:15 AM   #18
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Apolima, I am looking at a Durbeck for sale. Please tell us more about the construction and the positives and negatives you have found with your Durbeck. Thanks very much.
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Yet another necropost. Last entry on this thread was in 2009.
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