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Old 25-06-2016, 18:41   #1
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Bayfield 29

I have an O'Day 37 CC and I am getting rady to down size. I am only an OK sailor and I'm getting a bit old as well. I am looking at the Bayfield 29 It looks like about what I want but I am unsure of how safe/well built it is. 3.5 draft, cut away full keel, cutter rig. I plan on costal sailing from Florida and Keys up to Vrginia. So far I haven't come across any negitive comments but I can't work out how to calculate safety, knock down potential, heavy weather etc. Bal/Disp=42.25 Disp/leng=308.6 I think this was based on both sail up.

A 3.5 draft would be great here in Florida

Any help would be really apprecated

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Old 25-06-2016, 18:48   #2
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Re: Bayfield 29

Hi Blue

I know the Bayfield 29 but I am sure some actual owners will chime in soon enough. The boat was built in Bayfield, Ontario, Canada and has a good reputation. Bayfield built Gozzard designs.

The 29 will not be a real performer however, particularly upwind. I can say that it is well built and if well maintained, will take anything thrown at her.
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Old 26-06-2016, 18:54   #3
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We like ours well enough. If we ever get rid of it, it will be for a bigger Bayfield. I don't think we have had her in more than 6 footers, but she did fine- and these would be the Lake Erie "square" waves, not gentle rollers. Definitely a pig in light air. Cockpit is a bit small. These were somewhat custom so some have stoves, can be wheel or tiller, engines & access to engine varied over the production run, different size portlights, teak & holly sole or not, long bowsprit or short, etc. Check the Yahoo Bayfield group for all the gory details. Check the Facebook group for people having fun with them.


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Old 26-06-2016, 19:29   #4
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Re: Bayfield 29

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I have an O'Day 37 CC and I am getting rady to down size. I am only an OK sailor and I'm getting a bit old as well. I am looking at the Bayfield 29 It looks like about what I want but I am unsure of how safe/well built it is. 3.5 draft, cut away full keel, cutter rig. I plan on costal sailing from Florida and Keys up to Vrginia. So far I haven't come across any negitive comments but I can't work out how to calculate safety, knock down potential, heavy weather etc. Bal/Disp=42.25 Disp/leng=308.6 I think this was based on both sail up.

A 3.5 draft would be great here in Florida

Any help would be really apprecated

Dan on Blue Tango in Clearwater Florida
To help answer your questions re knockdown etc....I present sailboat calculator by Tom Dove.

Sail Calculator Pro v3.54 - 2800+ boats

I tried to copy the specs for the bayfield 29 but my tablet isnt cooperating.
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Old 28-06-2016, 16:50   #5
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Re: Bayfield 29

Thank you for the inputs, I think if I can get the price right I will go with the 29 It will be a different experience but I think I will get more use from a smaller boat with a shallow draft
Thanks again
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Old 29-07-2016, 10:34   #6
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Re: Bayfield 29

did U buy the Bayfield Blue Tango?
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Old 29-07-2016, 11:18   #7
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Not yet Do you have any ideas?
I am in California and will be until some time in September When I get back to Florida I will check it out and if it looks good will do a sea trial and just go from there
Also I still need to sell the O'Day 37 Blue Tango. Having the expense of 2 boats could be a bit too much
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