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Old 07-07-2009, 12:14   #1
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Opinions on Chung Hwa Magellan 36

Hello all,

I am seriously looking at a well-maintained Chung Hwa Magellan ketch as my next boat.

As we go through the usual pre-purchase routine, I would appreciate any pointers on what to pay attention to with this particular model, other than the obvious items.

0Thank you in advance,

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Old 13-09-2009, 23:47   #2
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I have a Magellan 36, which I have been restoring for some years. This year I have actually got to the point where I have been out sailing. I find the boom is situated very low; as I plan to install a dodger, the boom will need to be raised. Has anyone else faced this problem? If so, I would be interested in how you dealt with the problem, and any advice you may have. Tx. Roger
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Old 14-09-2009, 04:31   #3
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The Chung Hwa Magellan 36 appears to have been based on the Island Trader.

See ➥
Island Trader 36

And ➥ Need info on Island Trader Sailboat

And also

The Magellan 36 Brochure

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Island Trader Owners
A Page for the Island Trader 37 Sailboat
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Old 20-12-2009, 13:07   #4
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Hello,

The boat in question was in Mazatlan. Its a good hull and it made it as far as Hawaii, so that is something.

I have one of the sister boats to it. As far as I kno there are only a hand full of true Megellan 36's left.

I kno this reply is late but I hope that if you purchased her she will last you many years to come.

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Old 10-10-2017, 12:47   #5
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Re: Opinions on Chung Hwa Magellan 36

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I have a Magellan 36, which I have been restoring for some years. This year I have actually got to the point where I have been out sailing. I find the boom is situated very low; as I plan to install a dodger, the boom will need to be raised. Has anyone else faced this problem? If so, I would be interested in how you dealt with the problem, and any advice you may have. Tx. Roger
Yes, I raised the mainsail and mizzen booms and solved several problems. No big deal, but you will of course need to re-cut or (best) order new sails to accommodate shortened hoist.
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Re: Opinions on Chung Hwa Magellan 36

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Hello all,

I am seriously looking at a well-maintained Chung Hwa Magellan ketch as my next boat.

As we go through the usual pre-purchase routine, I would appreciate any pointers on what to pay attention to with this particular model, other than the obvious items.

0Thank you in advance,

BWS
I have re-fitted and cruised my Chung Hwa 36 for twenty years. Many miles (Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Queen Charlottes, etc.) Great sea-kindly motion, very seaworthy old full-keel cruising boat. (Especially good for upwind motorsailing in Mexico or Baja Bash.) Bullet proof fiberglass hull, but decks and original ports leaky!!!
The boat has an old style hull shape and strong weather helm requires lots of headsail and attention to balancing the helm. Not a fast boat but surprisingly steady in light winds with lots of sails flying. Count on lots of maintenance but a K.I.S.S. sailboat that will heave-to beautifully and sail great on a broad reach. A cruising spinnaker keeps her moving with more modern boats because of her shorter mast. (Less rolling in following seas.) BUY one if you are a handyman and the price is very low!

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