1982 Kingfisher 21 plus, Any idea or advice?

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  1. yasrkasem
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    yasrkasem New Member

    Dear All,
    i'm planning to have my first boat, I saw an ad. for 1982 Kingfisher 21 plus, i contact the owner and he send me some pictures, it's not look that good looking but sure its age thing and need some paint and redecoration.
    But,
    Is it a good boat for starting sailing?
    any one have experience with this kind of boats?
    is it easy to be trailed as it's bilge boat?
    any personal experience about the interior and if is it good for small family?
    thanks in advance for any advices.

    Yasser
     

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  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    My data base doesn't show the Kingfisher 21, but it does show a Kingfisher 20 (several versions) and a Kingfisher 22, which also had some model run changes.

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    What sail number does your have? Does it have a HIN? Lastly I my data base suggests production stopped in 1981, making a 1982 model a little odd.
     
  3. kenJ
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    Sailboat Data.com lists the Kingfisher 20 and 22. Production of the 20 was stopped in 1978. "KINGFISHER 22 1978 to 1981. Sail Numbers 465 to x. This is identical to the K20+ except for a change in appearance when marketed by Kingfisher Yachts. The renaming to K22 was directly related to the boat length of 21''7" . This model was listed in the P.B.O. guide to yachts in 1978 as the Hasler KINGFISHER 22.

    Perhaps it was sold in '82, thus the confusion on dates.

    If it is structurally sound, as a day sailer probably fine. An overnight stay could be classified as camping.
     
  4. yasrkasem
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    yasrkasem New Member

    Hello
    this was informative, thanks a lot, i will take a look to the boat this weekend and thin i will update you about my finding, any idea about how should i pay for such model age boat?
    any special things i should ask and check before taking any decision?
    thanks
     
  5. PAR
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    Considering it's age and pedigree, you shouldn't pay much.
     

  6. alistairdxb
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    alistairdxb New Member

    do you still have the boat?

    hi yasser - do you still have the boat? there is an identical one in Al Hamra marina - are you interested to sell?
     
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