Sealine S28

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You may remember that I asked forums views on single engine cross channel issues as we are thinking of converting to power from sail due to getting on a bit.
Happily the budget has been revised and we can now run to a twin, the Sealine S28 being front runner.
So we would like informed opinion on the boat, for use in Solent and cross channel etc. Is it a reasonable seaboat - OK in F4to5? Expected fuel consumption? Problem areas and so on.
There seem to be lots of them on YBW, but when you investigate it turns out to be multiple postings of the same boat. So any suggestions as to where to find one would be welcome.
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If your swapping then I would go for something more traditional than a sealine , personally a lot of ex yachtties go for Brooms, and Scandinavian type of boats, Storebro Royal, Nimbus type boats.

However a sealine will get you from A to B quickly in not so good weather, presume you dont want a flybridge so most Princess and Fairlines are out unless you go for there targa or V range.

Expect about 2 mpg at cruising speed say 22 knots with a pair of 200hp diesel engines so needles to Cherbourg in just under 3 hours in a calmish sea.

Get a good surveyor if you buy a sealine as they are renown for hull stress cracks, also get engines and drives looked at by an independent surveyor or marine engineer.
 

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Also have a engine oil analasys done, cost about £35 per engine.
Saved me buying a boat with duff motor!!
Good luck.
 

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Also have a engine oil analasys done, cost about £35 per engine.
Saved me buying a boat with duff motor!!
Good luck.

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Where do you go and get one of them done then Sneds?
 

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I've had my s28 for a year or so, throughly pleased with it, done 55 trips so far without missing a beat.
They are popular and should be plenty to choose from. I ve had exerience of other boats and the s28 for me still wins allround. the kad32's are powerful but not too thirsty, good fun handling and plenty quick enough.
I'd recommend an engine survey and sea trial as well as general boat / hull. Cost me an extra £80
I've never heard of stress cracks in an s28. I did survey a sunseeker and walked away because of stress cracks. They affect all boats if not driven with a little bit of sense. you wouldnt drive a ferarri across a field at full tilt, so why do it in a hand made boat.
Fairline T29 similar, downsides are less fit out and stowage, big step in cockpit, s28 flat, great with kids and sunlounger is hit with swmbo
I cant recommend a seller.
 

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I would go for a S28 but then I have had mine since new in 02, done over 5500 miles and 800 hours. What more do you want know, I log everything done to the boat and all journeys so any questions give me ashout.
You don't give any info where you are based, you might find some forumite who might be able to help you out.
Look forward to your reply.
 

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HI

I have had my S28 from new 2 years ago, Had no trouble at all, we have done the french coast and channel islands a few times, fuel is very good, looking forward to july, going back to france but going east this time. A good all round boat, very good sea keeping. I second comments on getting it checked out first, can't be too careful.

john
 

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Also have a engine oil analasys done, cost about £35 per engine.
Saved me buying a boat with duff motor!!
Good luck.

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The Oil Lab 07050 257431

Take the sample when the has been working and (aparantly) where you take the sample is quite critical.
Ask at Canbrian Marine I have allways found them very helpful.

Where do you go and get one of them done then Sneds?

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Ooops! Messed that up a bit! But hope you got the message

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Yep thanks mate,bit early to be having this though eh> /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 
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