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Old 10-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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What about the Fales 32

I've been boat looking, and this one seems to keep catching my eye... 1977 Fales Navigator sailboat for sale in North Carolina
I see it on this site, too. Does anyone know anything about these boats? I really like the look, and it seems strong and seaworthy, but it is hard to dig up any information on the Fales Navigator 32/33. I know there is a 'Willard/Fales' boxing match out there, but any information would be helpful. Anyone on this forum ever own one? Or been on one underway? Thanks

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:47 AM   #2
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We tried to buy one several years ago but a deceitful broker and an ignorant surveyor chased us off. It was a good boat with a few problems but again, our confidence (first time buyers) was shattered by the "pros." It had a serious rudder issue but according to the broker, it was okay'd by a second surveyor, the yard mechanic, and even a marine engineer.
It's listed now as "sale pending" so we'll see if they can finally sell her. I'd always hoped for a chance to talk to the owner but it never got that far.
It had been from Canada to the Caribbean many times over the years. Seemed a most capable vessel.
Nope, never did ride it.http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3873
Best of luck-

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Old 10-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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My Fales has no rudder issues. She is a strong little boat.Personally, I like her alot. It's hard when you go through a broker, I think, because you don't get the one on one with the owner. The brokers interest is in selling the boat. That is my interest as well, however, I also want the new owner to like the boat and care for her. I hate going to boatyards and seeing nice boats rotting away. And yes DoryTime, the Fales does seem to have a limited amount of information out there. My boat came with some papers, some are poor quality photocopies, but I have been digging up bits of info here and there. If you would like to come and take a look at her, you can PM me, or email. Every boat is different, and until you see a particular vessel in person, you just don't know. Pictures help, but sometimes they are not representative of the actual boat. All in all, I love the look of the Fales 32. She is a great boat to live on, as well.
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