Me and my family
sailed along equator in a 36cc for nearly 4 years.
The yacht is very good for crusing, but not for a regatta
We encountered a storm in the Pasific. we towed a small drough fixed to the cleats
at the stern, a 22mm Y shaped rope
No problems with such a setup for such a wide sterned yacht. Zero rolling during that storm, but it was as riding a rollercoaster.....
When the circumnavigation
ended did we sell the yacht as we did not need it anymore.
13 years later were we ready for new voyages, and we wanted a 36cc,
for it is safe to cruise
Then our old yacht appeared on the marked, and we bougth it back.
bearings, keelbolts and through hull
fittings. Plus new acrylic
and gaskets, and new windlass
, and its ready to go.
on the keelbolts was rusty, but further down they were as new by the way.
The through hull
fittings was very bad and need urgent replacement.
The 36cc is a centre cockpit
. It dont give you good view forward when the genoa
Worse even when we sailed with 2 genoas on the headstay.
But that was like sailing with a furling spinnaker
I hope we will avoid storms in the future. but i am not conserned abouth the strenght the yacht, in spite that ours is 19 years.
They are very cheap
and you can replace the engine
without damaging the cockpit.
We have a 27hp yanmar
. big enough and requires only a faint smell of disel to push you forward.
We replace the furling
main with another furling main, but laminated and with vertical battens in the top. We also add a sidepower 60kg thruster in the bow, and a radar
, for peace of mind.
dont bother all the "besserwisser" who say no!
I had budget
for a more expensive yacht, but this little jewel is strong, and amazing