Say, is the Gozzard 36 the same as the Bayfield 36,
No, but they are similar looking though. They have a lot of the Canadian built boat look and interiors. In thumbnail pictures of the two are hard to tell apart. Bayfields are for the most part older. I think the last ones were 1988. Ted Gozzard designed the Bayfield 40 but didn't design any of the other Bayfields. He then left to start North Castle Marine
in 1985 and makes his own label with his sons and family
still today. The 36 is now a 37. It's the same LOD but the hull
was modified. They now make a 31, 37, 41, 44, and 47 plus a line of trawlers. If you see one at the boat show
they are quite amazing. The older ones are a great value. They were all built to order.
Do they go out there with a tape measure?
Mostly they don't, but anyone that works in a marina can eyeball the length pretty close. They might drag out the tape measure if they though you were longer than you said. For the most part you just say what it is in the office and the office people don't go out on the dock
. You just can't expect to say it's 24 ft and it actually is 32 ft. Length also includes more beam and it's not hard to tell from a distance if it's close. A 38 vs a 36 might slip by.