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Old 06-01-2009, 13:32   #1
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Peter Cole "Bounty" 35

I'm currently looking at a Bounty 35 designed by Peter Cole and built by Hutton Yachts in Sydney. Does anyone have experience or information that may be helpful in the buying decision?
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Old 06-01-2009, 14:46   #2
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My dad had a Peter Cole designed East Coast 31 and it, and they, were excellent boats. EC 31's sailed Sydney to Hobart yacht race many times.

Dunno about the 35
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:10   #3
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Thanks. I agree regarding the eastcoast 31. I've done a few thousand miles of coastal sailing on one. It was an excellent boat, very good to windward. I haven't heard of the 35 and can't see much on the net. I'll keep looking.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:59   #4
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I currently own a Cole Bounty35 and happy to help with any information where I can.



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Old 05-02-2009, 12:55   #5
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Thanks PCELE,
I actually bought the boat this week. It passed survey with no problems ad performed well on the test sail.
How long have you had your boat?
Is there anything you would/have changed to improve it?
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Old 05-02-2009, 17:23   #6
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Jmac,

Congratulations on your purchase. I have had ELE for approximately 4 years. You can find pictures of ELE on the internet via search on Bounty35 (I cant take credit for the website - previous owner).

I have always liked the Cole designed yachts and the Bounty in particular so am biased. They are not rocket ships but in a breeze they more than hold their own.

In terms of issues, the key is maintenance, these are 30-35 year old yachts and that brings its own set of challenges depending on state and build of the yacht. While for most part the Bounty35's I have seen pictures of are similar, they all seem to have been built by different builders and have different internal and deck layouts ie., Flush deck vs coachroof.

Happy to share advice and experience. There doesnt seem to be a lot of information re this design around, so would welcome your feedback as well.

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Hi Sinuous, Take the situation as maybe a divine wish to see you out there. Don't fight it, go with the flow and enjoy your life as you've never done before. natureboy
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Jmac, Hi. i sailed agaist bounty 35s in the 80s Good solid boat roomy and good to windward. 31s were more popular and fell in the 1/2 ton div racing.also won the Aust championship.With the 35 If you've got a good 35 you'll really enjoy it. It's no lightweight flier, good all rounder, but it'll give you lots of good feelings when the wind gets up and the waves get up between Syd hbr and Broken Bay! On the slips was a bit of a problem, a bit tippy, as you would have seen! I wonder whats happened to peter Cole? Natureboy
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Jmac I see you're from Brisbane! My boo boo. Your Cole Bounty 35 should do well in Moreton bay with its xtr weight, ease the head off a bit in the chop and she'll fly. a bit flighty under spinnaker downwind with it's small arse. 31s the same as you d know. Good luck and good sailing. natureboy
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I wonder what happened to Peter Cole too. I can't find any information on the web. My boat was built by Hutton Yachts in Sydney but I can't find them either. Interesting sail configuration. Headsail is cut pretty high, almost a yankee, I thought at first it was too small but she pulled >7 knots in 15 knots of breeze last weekend.
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I wonder what happened to Peter Cole too.
I think I read recently that East Coast Yachts in Gosford was trying to get the builds going again after buying the moulds.

I don't know about Peter himself...

By the way, we are in the Whitsaundays and many of the old 1970's and 80's racing boats (maxis) are up here working as tourist boats. Its been a real pleasure to sail near Condor, Ragamuffin (I II and III?) Ex-Americas Cup boats Southern Cross and Southern Cross II which one was KA13? Anaconda - all 3! Plus the 'newer' ones Freight Train, Spank Me and many more... Its a real blast!
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