Dear Gents and Ladies,
This is my first post on CF and although I have been quietly following different threads and subjects along these last few years, I have to say that I'm yet to find another thread as informative, constructive and pleasant to follow as this one! Thank you all for your valuable contributions and willingness to assist both current
and prospective O38 owners!
After contemplating the purchase
of my own first boat for a few years, reading and re-reading all 43 pages about the O38, as well as other threads and forums
, I finally got myself to visit an authorized dealer (in southern Holland) and to take a closer look at the vessel. The decision has been about the purchase
and the we'll be ordering a new hull from France
within the next few weeks.
I see this thread has been inactive for since Nov 2015, but I'd would appreciate any info you could share about a few details:
: has anyone opted for the Yanmar 21HP instead of the 29HP? If yes, then what kind of average speeds are you reaching at both cruise
and max RPMs? Any difficulty in fighting stronger than normal currents and winds?
2. Other than the need to haul out
for oil change
any issues with the SD20? Has anyone installed the SD25 and how does it perform?
3. Any significant performance/handling issues with the shallow keel
and it's heavier ballast?
4. Any overall major issues (hull or components) which have been addressed by the manufacturer these last 2 years and which have possibly been incorporated/changed for newly built hulls?
p.s. I've applied to join MSTREBE's Facebook group and I'm looking forward to participating over there as well.