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Re: MK I vs. MK II
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2021, 04:26:03 PM »

I'm with scgunner: both great boats, and the differences are subtle.  For me, a MK II had two advantages: a walk-through transom for getting on from a dinghy, and its being newer.  My prior boat was a Hunter 33, circa 1975 and, while she sailed nicely (that was before Hunters got fat), major items like the engine were on their last legs so I pledged to get a boat that was significantly newer.  That was in 2015, when Brisa was "just" 10 years old.  It's held up well, though.
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Re: MK I vs. MK II
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2021, 06:03:54 PM »

Portlights in the hull on the Mkll is another difference worth noting. My 1990 Mk1.25, with sugar scoop transom, works as a step-on/off, so boarding the dinghy is not too bad. Although, it is not dog-friendly, as you still have to climb a ladder.
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Re: MK I vs. MK II
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2021, 02:57:21 PM »

I do not care for wide sterns on the newer boats. JMO
Glenn Davis
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