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Old 16-03-2008, 12:46   #16
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There were only 50 made of these 37 ft boats. Is there some sort of club out there?
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Old 16-03-2008, 12:59   #17
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I sailed yesterday off the waterfront in Victoria. No problems at all, until we tried to dock. My first mate straddled 2 boats and fell in.
These boats are fast and very to sail. Does anybody have a storm job? I need one and need to know the size to get. I am taking out my current water system and losing the pressure system, any suggestions on which pump to get? I have 2 sinks and a shower.
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Old 16-03-2008, 20:52   #18
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B37 Restoration photos

Here's a couple of photos of our project boat - We're taking the winter off as it was too overwhelming to keep at it all the time. Mast is out, deck still needs work, and the interior is far from done. Now we're gathering momentum for this summer's project!

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Old 17-03-2008, 12:49   #19
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I meant to say Storm Jib, does anybody know the size? Thank you for posting your pics, you have a lot of work ahead. -Daren
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Old 21-03-2008, 12:51   #20
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Storm Jib for Buchan 37

HI

You might contact DAn or Lisa @ Port Townsend Rigging. They are very knowledgeable and seem to know where up here you can find what you need for a Buchan

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Old 21-03-2008, 12:55   #21
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Buchan Club

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If you find anything about a Buchan Club I would appreciate also finding out about one
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Old 21-03-2008, 12:57   #22
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Vicman, if you're willing to wait a month or so, I will be down with our new Buchan (which has a storm jib) some time in late April/early May. I can take measurements. Our mast is a 50-footer, longer than standard.
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Old 27-03-2008, 20:04   #23
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Buchan 37 mast location & mast height

The Buchan project I'm working on has an original mast that came with the boat when it was new. I've noticed that some owners have modified their boats with 1. Taller masts, and 2. the mast re-stepped further aft. Does anyone have any information on why these two changes were made, how does the new size and location of the mast compare to the original? Just wondering if it's worth doing.....

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Old 28-03-2008, 02:00   #24
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I can't vouch for the accuracy of this information, but I was told that the taller mast was to make the Buchan more competitive as a racing boat.
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Old 28-03-2008, 11:34   #25
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Taller MAst

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I understand that since the Buchan was built in the Northwest (Seattle)
and raced there amongst the Islands they went with taller masts to catch the lighter winds, but that cruisers who are out in open waters went with the shorter masts. I don't know if this is true or not but seems to make sense. I have found that one of the most knowledgable riggers in the northwest is Port Townsend Rigging, and wow did they know there stuff when it came to Buchan's and they are very freindly and helpful

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Old 28-03-2008, 11:36   #26
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Buchan Mast

I also have a Buchan but it is a 43' wood hull, and I have found that a bow sprit was added and the mast moved forward, it is very well balanced

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Old 20-05-2008, 14:39   #27
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I have broken my mast on a 37 ft Buchan. Does anyone know where I can get a used one?
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Old 20-05-2008, 15:09   #28
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Wow, Rossair, you really are going all out. Wish I had the time and money to do that to Kiwi! Wildhitsuji, your Buchan looks pretty good, have you spent much time sailing her yet?

I'd love to see more photos of all your Buchan's - you can see some of mine here.

By the way, my mast is 44 feet tall from the cabin top, Vicman, not sure about a used mast tho. I got a 4Gpm Sensor Max pump which was easy to install and works great. 2 sinks and zero showers on Kiwi... I have five head sails so can measure the smallest for you if you want. Everything on Kiwi looks like it doesn't really belong though so no guarantee on whether it's really the right size. I've only used the big genoa so far...
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Old 20-05-2008, 15:15   #29
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Your boat is beautiful Tyrol.
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Old 20-05-2008, 15:50   #30
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It would be great to have a Buchan get together - meet up for an overnighter in the Gulf Islands or San Juans, do a little sailing the next day... Sounds like we've got at least 3 Buchans from this website that are in the area...
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