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32 Tiara Open

Discussion in 'Tiara Yacht' started by Celtic Knot, Feb 21, 2012.

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  1. Celtic Knot

    Celtic Knot New Member

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    Coming close to purchasing an 07 32 open. Would appreciate any feedback on this model. Will be used crusing Lake Erie - Lake St Clair and Lake Huron.

    Pros/Cons Alternatives appreciated.

    Thanks ...
  2. CaptTom

    CaptTom Senior Member

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    CK,
    Does that have gas (Crusaders?) or diesels? What's your style of boating, i.e. cruising/overnights, day tripper, fishing, etc? How many people will typically be on board?
    I think with the large cockpits they make good fishing platforms, especially if it has padded combing. Buddy of mine had an older 33 and he enjoyed cruising around Long Island/NY with no issues. I have run a 43 from FL to RI and other than a wet ride on the sloppy days, I enjoyed the ride and felt safe in 4-6 footers off the NJ coast. I realize the seas may be a bit different on the lakes, so your focus may be more on power/speed, hull deadrise (cut through the chop), and visibility (shouldn't be an issue).
    Good luck.
  3. Celtic Knot

    Celtic Knot New Member

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    This particular boat has 8.1 Crusaders, Will be crusing from the islands up the Detroit river into Lk Huron . Do spend the nights on it. Also started looking at a Lurhs 33 FB & Rivera 33 FB, I know that they are quite different than the Tiara - I don't know that I will like captain a FB.

    Any thoughts on those two convertables?
  4. CaptTom

    CaptTom Senior Member

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    I don't know about those two particular FB's, but inherent in FB's is that if everyone is down below, you need to be up top driving, so there is a degree of separation from guests unless they are up top with you.
    Also, in my younger days I had a 34 convertible which was no problem getting up/down the ladder. Now, I may be more apt to go with an express or a FB model that could handle a crowd.