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Sportina 760, Maree, lifting keel sloop

[ Maree ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Cockpit ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forward Berth ] Aft Berth ] Heads ] Engine ] Specifications ] [ Comments ]

Sails and Deck Gear
Forward Berth
Aft Berth

Owner's Comments

The Sportina is marketed as a trailer-sailor, but we chose her because she could be kept on our drying mooring and has an inboard diesel. Her lifting keel would also remove the terrors of running aground in the E Coast creeks and permit us to cut many corners. Initially the soft mud on our mooring gave problems. These were greatly eased by having a transom hung rudder fitted, and also a second access panel into the centreboard case. (The original rudder blade and shaft are included in the sale, and could be refitted by purchaser if desired).

We have equipped her for single handed cruising. Our cruising ground is from Orford to the Swale. In spite of her high hull Maree sails well and tacks easily, even with 2 reefs, presumably because her smooth deck and cabin top minimise windage. She is very easy to handle and reef single handed, so we only motor occasionally. When happily sailing in estuaries with 2 reefs we notice that many similarly sized yachts seem to be on their moorings or under power.

There is a sensible amount of weather helm, but she has never shown any tendency to round up uncontrollably. The tiller load could be changed by altering the rudder-down stop. Because she is dinghy-like it is not possible to leave the tiller unattended for any length of time, so the autohelm comes into its own when single handed. 

When conditions are right we can pick up our bow and stern moorings single handed under sail. Similarly, if wind and tide require, we can single handed pick up both moorings when coming in astern under power.

The central saloon is spacious for a boat of her size and, unusually, has no bunks. The heads are a good size and include hanging space.


[ Maree ] Sails and Deck Gear ] Cockpit ] Layout ] Saloon ] Galley ] Forward Berth ] Aft Berth ] Heads ] Engine ] Specifications ] [ Comments ]
For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996   

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