Originally Posted by smj
If I remember correctly the Apache came as a 41' and 45' model. Same basic design as the Cherokee but had centerboards. The Cherokee was supposedly designed as a luxury model for the American market and the Apache more performance oriented. When we sold our Catfisher 32 and offloaded all our junk the waterline rose almost 6". Putting the same junk on the Cherokee and the waterline dropped less than an 1.5"'s.. The Cherokee had a really smooth motion offshore though she would pitch
a little going into the waves. No matter what point of sail her helm was absolutely neutral, you could easily walk away from the helm and she wouldn't deviate much on her course.
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And about a prout escale 39 and a solaris 12 mt? bigger, but in italy
i could charter
it for 42 days a years legally...so a big bigger, a bit more expensive but i can have 6 paying guest (even 8 on the solaris ) , and the rest of the year have a bigger/faster more confortable boat..
Except marina (i guess to stay pratically always on the hook) i don't think there are main difference in maintain a 35 or 37 or 39?
Let's take the 2 engine
, (safer) 2x mainteniance....78 sq meter of sails
vs 55sqr meter of the 37 feet..but almost 24 sail area/displacement ratio vs 19 for the 37ft...
But well the prout 39 is almost double the price of the previous 33-34-35 feet...just the solaris cost 20% more and offer 8 guest berth but old (1977) sloop
rig and not a cutter
...not very well honestly..i don't like it much...
So after this long self-thinking i would say, smaller for a couple just, and convert the 3rd room to storage
for long cruising, or adding a small genset...
Thanks for the help all...My mind included...
Joke apart...cherokee 35 or event 34 or snowgoose 34-35.
So as for the model i found:
5300 kgs, the heavier , 19,8 sail area/displacement, but 12% more sail area (only 8 square meters difference)
300 liter fuel
(great) and 200 water
Quite old (1977) and least equipped (and even not cheaper), don't like exterior and so on...and polyester deck..
Llooks the faster but only if kept light (sail area/displ of 21) but only 4.000 kg displacement
, almost a fifht less...just add 200 liter of fuel and you have increased the 5% of the weight, add another 200 kgs of big battery
bank and guessing i perfectly balance it all is 10% more
Only 68 liter fuel and 318 water, but for a good price and completely equipped with everything, all included..
I like a lot the interior/design, very bright and sunny under
Good year (1988), same price of the event 34, quite well equipped too, pratically same price, just watermaker
and some stuff missing to reach the Event34's equipments..
The lightest with only 3600kgs but the best sail/displ ratio as 23
136 lt fuel (very nice ) and 378 liter water
I like the interior/design
So my idea would be for the Event 34, maybe adding the sugar sloop
for more swim comfort and a a bit longer waterline (recoverying speed and payload)?
I will also look at the snowgoose 35, but the big windows of the 34 (maybe good leaking LOL) get me a lot for it...like an open space
What do you think about my confused ideas?