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Old 08-10-2013, 23:43   #1
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Finally Did It - A Tosca 36'

I've been lurking around this site for years and dreaming of buying my own cruising sailboat for even longer. Happy to announce that the lurking will continue and the boat dream has become a reality. I present to you my first sailboat - a Tosca 36', center cockpit, built in 1985:



Previous owner is a super nice guy who kept insanely detailed records and built a very informative website about her, if you're interested in all the nitty-gritty.

Since I'm based in Shanghai, China and the boat's in Thailand, I won't be cruising off over the sunset too soon. She does make a nice "2nd home" in one of the prettiest sailing regions in the world. My plan is to head over every 2 months for a week of sailing - long enough to get all the China pollution out of my lungs

Any of you sailing around Phuket, hope to see you soon!
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Angelo Lavranos design, yes ?
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Re: Finally Did It - A Tosca 36'

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I'm chomping at the bit for my wife and I to take the plunge (in our case an upgrade to the ocean), but that is still a few years off. Enjoy your journey
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Re: Finally Did It - A Tosca 36'

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Angelo Lavranos design, yes ?
That's correct. The previous owner contacted Angelo to get some details and got this response about the 36:

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Hello Bernard,

The wetted surface area of the Tosca 36 to DWL, including keel & rudder is 39 sq meters. Please find attached drawings and dimensions. She was written up twice in SA Yachting Magazine, July 1979 and more briefly in May 1987, in case you know somebody with old back numbers, although the information I have given you is everything factual that appeared in the articles.

The Tosca 36 was designed in 1978, the first one launching around 1979. Fourty have been built, most by Fred Scholtz Marine/Tosca Marine in Cape Town. Many were sold as hull & deck units for owner completion, so the standard of finish varies a lot. Some were overequipped (bigger engines, more tankage). A couple had the decks raised (without my agreement).

Four or five were built (out of a second mould), under license from Tosca Marine, by Z Craft at Empangeni, in KwaZulu Natal. I know of at least two having circumnavigated, and many others have gone distance cruising. In later years a "scoop" platform stern was added to the mould, making her a nominal 39 ft.

Some of the later ones have a slightly larger rig. I would characterise the boat as a medium /light cruiser with excellent sailing characteristics in a breeze, particularly tradewind reaching. Conversely the firm sections carry a wetted surface penalty, and being a light boat the rig is of moderate size, making the boat slightly "sticky" in light airs.

I have an IOR rating certificate off the protoype giving a rating of 26.3 ft. This is close to the Old One Ton rating of 27.5 ft. I expect her to sail better than her rating in good breezes (15 knots +) from a fetch to a run. In light airs and hard on the wind the old One Tonners would beat her.

The boat is viceless and pleasant to sail, and they have turned in good passage times. The spaces are good and the boat is well liked by the owners. Please find attached some drawings & details.

Kind Regards,

Angelo

Angelo Lavranos
Lavranos Marine Design

Have been unsuccessful in finding others with the same type of boat. If anyone's out there - say hello!
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She's beautiful, congrats!
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She must be in Phucket...Way to go!
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