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Old 09-06-2016, 16:53   #1
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Rafiki 35

Been looking for a cruising sailboat around Clearlake Tx for quite some time. Ran across a Rafiki 35. Any comments or words of wisdom? Have not seen the boat yet. Never heard of the boat.
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Old 09-06-2016, 17:31   #2
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Re: Rafiki 35

No direct experience, but cruised in company with one some years ago. Unlike the Rafiki 37 which sails pretty well for its size, the 35 was very slow...very! And that particular boat was lost off the E coast of Oz... rolled and dismasted and abandoned... Can't draw too many conclusions from either of those observations, but that model wouldn't be high on my list of desirable boats. YMMV.

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Re: Rafiki 35

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Been looking for a cruising sailboat around Clearlake Tx for quite some time. Ran across a Rafiki 35. Any comments or words of wisdom? Have not seen the boat yet. Never heard of the boat.
I have no personal experience with them, but have looked at them online.
Here is a Google Cipustom Search of the CF archives for "Rafiki 35" and you will find it listed or discussed several times.

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...035&gsc.page=1


Here is a photo in an album of a boat owned by a CF member named Jersey Joe. His boat looks like it is in pristine condition inside and the outside looks great too.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ture21317.html

Good luck on your boat search!
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I have hull 19. If you are still looking at it or have purchased her let me know I would love to chat!
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