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Old 23-08-2011, 18:08   #1
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Hello
I'm from Central Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and in the Market for a movable parking spot for my aging bones...

I'm looking seriously at:
The Fisher Line of Motorsailers
The Banjer 37
The Tayana 37 PH

All these vessels have one thing in common: I dislike being ueber cold, standing fully clothed in an all weather suit getting a free shower when I should be at home for Christmas.

Looking forward to your opinions.

Btw: the nick is based on my devotion to my Hobie Adventure Island, 16 foot Tri SailYak, (the summer toy).

.....and no, I'm far from being a noob when it comes to Monohulls, my last boat was a Catalina 27 which I loved for over 10 years.http://www.cruisersforum.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

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Old 23-08-2011, 18:15   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

If you like the Tayana 37 PH, check out the Baba 35 PH. A fabulous boat by the same designer.
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Old 23-08-2011, 18:30   #3
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Thanks M8
I saw one in False Creek, Vancouver BC at the Int. Visitors anchorage few years ago. Truly a beautiful boat. My big concern with a lot of these boats is the endless maint. on the teak.
I'm trying to retire, not turn into a Pro boat polisher, hehehe

The newer cruising vessels are almost 'hospital like' yet a quick wash down and Robert is the Brother of your Grandfather's Son.

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Old 23-08-2011, 18:34   #4
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There was a Islander Freeport 36 on craigs list here in Northern Washington... (Think it was near the border, Bellingham Craigs list?) These are similar boats to those with less teak to worry about. Bob Perry designed with Skeg hung rudder and long keel. They dont come up too often. Are well built and will sail better than the Tayana and the Fisher. It had a Perkins 4-108 in it also. If I was buying it would be gone... just plain sweet.
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Forgot to mention in the last post. The other issue is I remember is the cheap worksmanship that Cheoy Lee Yachts use to be famous for in the 70's.
I actually reached underneath the hull deck joint and just about bled to death from 'resin spears'.
I assume that the quality build factor has improved over the last 40 years?
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Forgot to mention in the last post. The other issue is I remember is the cheap worksmanship that Cheoy Lee Yachts use to be famous for in the 70's.
I actually reached underneath the hull deck joint and just about bled to death from 'resin spears'.
I assume that the quality build factor has improved over the last 40 years?
Yeah , dont you just love that.... a lot of Taiwan boats were that way wherever you cant get at normally.
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Old 23-08-2011, 18:50   #8
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Thanks all for the advice

Good point, yah the Islander really were a pretty line of boats.

Funny I got onto this thread by googling Pilot house vessels (and certainly glad I did)

The tread was on the difference in windage with a fully enclosed cockpit as opposed to a pilot house (considering all the extras weight) more surface area, etc. Also all that construction complexity allows the Sea to do it's evil deeds (like get into all the wood joints and then `Freeze`N Pop in places like Prince Rupert or further North).

Odd in a way, it might be easier to find a new wife sometimes then to find your probable last 'Nautical M8'..

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May I ask an honest opinion from Tayana 37 PH owners...

I know they are made overseas, and the vessel I`m considering has had work done to replace issues like chainplate replacement, deck problems...

Has the quality improved on the Tayanas over the years.

Many Thanks, fellow Sea Horses

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Old 23-08-2011, 19:10   #10
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Funny
I thought that maybe the San Diego area would be a better alt than the Bellingham, Seatlle WA area for listings....

OOPS!
Not so.
My Goodness I have never seen such a pile of worn out boats that deserve a trip to recycle heaven at such high prices.
It makes sense, in the NorthWest, the boats are mostly in far better conditions (less live-aboards) and for power boats (usually less over revving of the engines trying to get past the US -Mexican border....
Just a simple opinion from a guy who has `looked at way too many boats in a 12 hour period) :-)

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