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Precision 185, 2005, Raleigh, North Carolina, $7,200, price reduced 11/10/09 to $6,250, sold 12/6/09

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2005 Precision 185 Centerboard Model

  • Specifications;
  • LOA - 18' 5"
  • LWL - 16' 8"
  • Beam - 7' 4"
  • Draft, Board up - 6"
  • Draft, Board down - 4' 10"
  • Displacement:
  • Centerboard Model - 590 lbs.
  • Sail area - 181 sq. ft.
  • Mast height above DWL - 27' 3"
  • Designer: - Jim Taylor

  • Hand laminated fiberglass construction
  • Vinylester resin hull skin coat
  • Positive Foam flotation
  • 9 ft. 9 in. Self bailing cockpit
  • 8' 2" Long cockpit seats
  • Stern swim platform/boarding area
  • Large forepeak locker w/watertight door
  • Ballasted fiberglass NACA foil centerboard
  • Sealed centerboard trunk w/mainsheet block
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • High Performance Mainsail and Furling Jib
  • Manual


  • Jib Sock
  • Portable Ice Chest
  • Outboard Motor Bracket
  • Removeable Foam Mainsail Head Board Float
  • Transom Mount Mast Carrier


  • Mainsail float
  • Swim ladder

    No motor

    Galvanized Trailer Single Axle New: wiring, springs (Feb09), winch, lights, chains

    The 'big daysailor' type is still probably best defined by the Lightning, Rhodes 19 and Flying Scot, all old favorites introduced nearly forty years ago. There has not been a great deal of innovation and development in this market for some time, and various new offerings have come and gone without making much of an impact. The Precision 185 will make her mark by using true state-of-the-art design and construction technology to combine vastly improved ergonomics and higher performance with low weight, low maintenance, and low cost. Comfortable seating, computer-shaped hull and fins, and precise tooling will all contribute to the appeal of this 'new century' competitor.

    The Precision 185 features a large, self-draining cockpit, a secure spot for a portable ice chest, practical under-deck storage, straightforward rigging, and high quality hardware. Her swim platform at the transom is an unusual feature usually reserved for large offshore cruisers.

    The performance parameters of the PRECISION 185 are not intended to put her in the realm of a 'crash and burn' Australian 18 skiff, but they will give her the kind of acceleration and speed that will turn heads and quicken the pulse when desired. She will offer speed, stability and control over a wide range of conditions that will be the envy of both her classic and contemporary competitors. She will sail beautifully under main alone when shorthanded or in heavy weather. Her broad deck beam and high-volume side decks will help keep her crew dry, and maximize her resistance to capsize.

    Hull/Deck is in very good shape, sails are good, has motor and motor mount, just installed swim ladder, jib cover, mainsail float, galvanized trailer (new wench/springs/lights/chains). I just picked this up from Florida in July sailed it on the local lakes racing with the local club. I have been maintaining and cleaning both boat and trailer making it mine like one would. I found the boat to be quite stable and a lot of fun in 10-15 mph winds. I presently have it under a boat port with a tarp on it. Mast can be raised one or two person - easy up.

    David - Precision 185 has sold through your site!
    boat has been delivered.
    thanks! - will send a donation
    Raleigh, North Carolina

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