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Old 14-11-2013, 18:29   #1
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info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

We just bought an '81 Cooper Seabird 37. (Ketch rigged center cockpit )(project boat)
Have lots of questions for anyone with experience or knowledge of this boat.
Is there a group for this boat?
does anyone have more detailed plans or manufacturer's info?
The manufacturer, Cooper Yachts in Vancouver BC, seems to be out of business.
Questions include makeup and layout of original water and fuel tanks, location and access for fuel level sensor in fuel tank,
What the # is the lumpy,water pooling mass of glass and resin under the salon floor?
It may not be original but its a pain to drain and may be responsible for the rot that ate the floor and soles.
Thanks for any help
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Old 15-11-2013, 05:18   #2
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Re: info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Adyy.

Congratulations on your new boat!

http://cooperseabird.wordpress.com/

http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=3688
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Old 15-11-2013, 09:06   #3
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Re: info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

Thanks for the help
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Old 07-02-2014, 15:17   #4
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Re: info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

I've had a 1980 for 12 years now: it's in Petersburg, AK. I tore the floor out last summer due to rot problems and a deteriorating step under the mast support post. I have heard of others with the same trouble. I love my boat, but the bilge design is horrible, and the boat is a "wet" one, though I've rebedded everything that can be rebedded on the deck.

I'm hoping to get a new full-batten mainsail made this winter. Do you have any advice or experience that could help me with this purchase?
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Old 04-12-2014, 18:42   #5
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Re: info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

I'm a recent new owner of a seabird 37. These boats were actually built up the river in Mission. You bought the hull, and customized the interior. We live in Langley B.C. and the vessel is in a slip in Nanaimo. I really like the full keel, and creature comforts in this boat. Give me a shout and we'll compare.
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Re: info on a Cooper Seabird 37?

Thanks for the reply.
Love our Seabird but it's a major project.
Just finished a winter cover since we didn't get the work above decks done before the rain. Had a great suggestion to use cast off billboard vinyl and a fantastic glue called HH-66. The vinyl is heavier than any tarp and the glue works great with a little practice.It allowed me to cover gunnel to gunnel over the rails so I can work the bedding and rail dry.
If you'd like I can send some pics.
When we get it ready, we plan to summer up the inland passage for our maiden voyage.
Perhaps we can visit.
I'd like to compare notes and stories.
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