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Old 18-01-2009, 21:30   #1
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36 to 38 Bluewater Catamaran

Which would you choose for extended voyaging and ability to claw off a lee shore?
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Old 20-01-2009, 16:28   #2
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To be slightly more specific: Pdq 36, Leopard 38, FP, Prout 38?
What do you think? Or is there something else I should be considering?
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Old 21-01-2009, 07:19   #3
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well there are not so many boats of that size, we have a BB385 - if you want to have more information about this boat pls send PN.....
what about lagoon 380?
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Old 21-01-2009, 07:32   #4
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The PDQ36 is probably the best sailing boat of the three you listed however it does not have a lot of load carrying ability.
The Leopard 38 is very solid, sails reasonably well, and is fitted with two big diesels that will easily power you away from a lee shore. The L38 is a much heavier boat than the PDQ.
I have not sailed a Prout.
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Old 21-01-2009, 12:04   #5
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Which would you choose for extended voyaging and ability to claw off a lee shore?
Hi snort, also have a look at designs by Eric Lerouge under www.lerouge-yachts.com.

A lot will depend on your budget and design/layout wishes.

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Check out Privilege 37. Great sailor and one of the best for quality and strength.
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Thanks for your replies! I'm hoping to find something not too far north of 150K U.S. dollars. The PDQ setup appeals to me and I'm going by Charles Kanter's reviews for the most part, but there are probably other cats I should be considering. There are only 4 PDQ 36's available on yachtworld and all are geographically undesirable.
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Take a look at the Lagoon 37. It was nearly the one we bought. IMO it's layout is very good and I liked the 'normal' shafting arrangement as opposed to a sail drive. Stock engines are a bit under-powered as I learned from current owners.

This forum has more than a few fans of the L37. Very helpful bunch (thanks again Denny!)

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There are 6 PDQ 36's listed for sale at PDQ36 What is your most desired geographical area? What equipment do you want?
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and ability to claw off a lee shore?
Well, the Leopard has twin 40+ HP engines, so I'll take that one.
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I'm in California. It would be nice to have an electric windlass, but a nice barebones boat is fine.
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Does geography exclude you from the east Coast of the US or the Caribbean ?
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hi,
well there are not so many boats of that size, we have a BB385 - if you want to have more information about this boat pls send PN.....
what about lagoon 380?
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Does geography exclude you from the east Coast of the US or the Caribbean ?
The distance from California to the US East coast is about the same as from Sydney to Perth. But to sail back is even greater, about 4000 miles via the Panama canal.
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