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Old 19-04-2011, 23:22   #1
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Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

Hi , another newbie quetion , Iím afraid its another what boat post
, serch other threads and not come to a conclusion



Looking for a sailing boat under $300,000
For long term blue water cruiser that would be at home in the furious fifties , and stand up to knockdowns etc , under 38 ft , toughness and safety over comfort , can be single handed .with good tankage.

No canoe ends, Steels hull a bonus, but not aluminum ,f/glass ok .
from a Large boat yards all so a bonus.


Along the lines of and as tough as S&S (Sparkman and Stephens) 34 ,

any offers

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Old 20-04-2011, 00:31   #2
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Re: boats as tough as s&s 34 ?

Welcome aboard. Should be able to find something with that price range.
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Old 20-04-2011, 01:50   #3
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Re: Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

Hi JBeam, it's like reading my initial post all over again.

My decision, I am looking for a Pacific Seacraft 37. Still haven't found it,so if you are in OZ back off

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Old 20-04-2011, 03:08   #4
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Re: Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

Do you want a modern boat or the equivalents to the S&S 34?

There are a number of boats in the vintage of the S&S that are as strong and can outperform the S&S>
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Old 20-04-2011, 04:23   #5
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Re: Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

Thanks Lancerbye ,


john , Pacific Seacraft 37 is a canoe end I think , too hard to get back on board if you fall over board pissed , call your self a ozy shame on you . :-)


Get a life , newish construction , there making s@s 34 again here in perth , looking for recent or new contraction 38 foot or under .
looking for Seakindlyness , Modern boat , protected rudder , and one you be happing sailing the furious fifties or forties in ,
Key think in have to be happy sailing below 50 deg.

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Re: Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

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john , Pacific Seacraft 37 is a canoe end I think , too hard to get back on board if you fall over board pissed , call your self a ozy shame on you . :-)
cheers for the reponses.
awash whilst I see your point, I have to point out the greater benefit, no matter how pissed you are, whichever way you are sailing the boat, the "bow" is still facing forward
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Re: Boats as Tough as S&S 34 ?

Lancerbye,

There is a very nice Bavaria 42 centre cockpit, fully equipped for sale here in Hobart at the moment, for about $235,000.

As it already has been sailing down here in the roaring forties, I would give it a go.

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Just another thought.

Contact Jarkan yachts in Sydney, he builds on customer order and they are very good boats.

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Cheers ken ,
Thanks for the inputs ,Was thinking along the lines of production boat , if I was going for a custom build id got for steel , bounces of things better in remote areas

Ok forget keel and rudder design

Lets go with

Production sailing boat under $300,000

For long term blue water cruiser
At home in the furious fifties
stand up to knockdowns with a smile
that’s comparable in toughness to the s @ s 34

James wondered why I never seamed to get any were in a canoe yachts’

cheers guys
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I guess I would still go for the Bavaria (comfort and ride) with the left over cash I would then have the standing rigging/mast taken up a notch on sizes for peace of mind.

Incidentally, the yacht next to me in the marina, is a steel Adams 42 centre cockpit that was built for the owners to sail to Antartica. The workmanship is simply brilliant, after it was completed they decided not to go and placed it on the market. "Rob" the guy next to me managed to purchase it for $249,000 a bargain, I would hate to think of what it cost to build and fit out.

So, the bargains are out there.

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