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Old 15-11-2015, 20:50   #1
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Just Purchased a Crowther 34 Tri Today!

So, I did it. It was a long day. 134 miles and a 1 hour ferry boat ride plus waiting for the ferry each way. 8 hours travel time. The boat is here.
The Fluid Life...
There's also a vid link there which is cool. I'm really tired. See ya tomorrow.
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Old 15-11-2015, 21:13   #2
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Congratulations! She looks beautiful.
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Old 15-11-2015, 22:00   #3
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Congrats on the new toy she looks great and fast.
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Nice toy, I'm happy for you!
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Old 15-11-2015, 23:17   #5
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Congratulations! You've been posting so long and prolifically that I never knew, or I'd forgotten, you were in the market. I had a double take when I saw it go up on CL with all the nice equipment and recent work. A very nice boat.

Are you planning on keeping it in Puget Sound for a while? If so it would be good to meet up with you sometime. Have a look in on the Northwest Multihull Assn, (link). Guests are always welcome at our meetings first Tues of the month if you are in town. We usually have pretty interesting speakers.

We also have a multihull rendezvous and fun regatta at Port Townsend in mid May, the weekend before Swiftsure Race. I think the Race to Alaska starts from there the week after that. It was a hoot to see the inaugural R2AK send off last year and should be even better this year. Did I hear Larry Ellison is coming.......

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Old 15-11-2015, 23:48   #6
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That looks great! Congrats.
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Old 16-11-2015, 00:16   #7
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NICE! Enjoy!
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Old 16-11-2015, 02:22   #8
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Cool boat, and looks like a nice deal with all that gear.
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Old 16-11-2015, 08:35   #9
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Thanks everyone. The seller will let me keep it on his mooring in Orcas until I can get it down to Port Orchard. You can see the boat right from the ferry.
We had negotiated a price prior to my inspection. I chose to forego the haulout and survey because it was an issue of logistics and the expense. When you combine epoxy, no thruhulls, liftup rudder and outboard engine there's just not that much to go wrong down there (I hope). And he did the bottom paint this summer.

About the boat:
Most of the details are on that link on post #1. She is epoxy built with no soft spots. She seems really stiff. I like the new rig and all the new hardware. Only the boom and some of the chain plates are not new. The seller said he spent about $10K in 2013 on that. Not only is it rigged like a traditional mono to the center hull (aka) but there are also outer shrouds going to the outside of the amas. It's a really stout rig. I think there are 7 sails and they are all decent. Only the main is dacron.

It is powered by a electric start Yamaha 9.9 four stroke that starts right up and runs great.

There is no plumbing! No head or nothing. The sink in the pic has never been hooked up. There are no holding tanks. He keeps the sails in the fo'c'sle but that could be a head. I have one of those 5 gal. portapotty toidys with the plastic seat and the double zip lock bags for waste and it's going in there for now. I think I might move my Coleman tabletop cook stove in the galley because it just has the single burner unit. The heater works well. There are 3 single berths but 2 of them can be made into doubles. The interior is small and spartan. All of the fasteners for all of the hardware are exposed and that can be a good thing. It has the basic 12v stuff with no inverter or 110V. I might do something about that so I can run my 17" laptop as a chartplotter with Open CPN. He has a brand new Standard Horizon GX2200 with AIS and GPS. It won't interface with the older Garmin chartplotter so I want to get that working with CPN. There is no autopilot but he has some tensioning lines on the tiller that will keep it set so it's not just flopping around.

I think the boat is a good one for my use which will mostly be daysailing around here plus some overnight stuff in the summer. It's not pristine. It has some wear associate with a 20 year boat. I kinda like it that way. At least I won't cringe every time there's a ding.

Speakin' of dings there's no dinghy. There's no davits either. I think I'll buy a small one that I can haul up by hand.

And I'll need some sailing buddies to go with me!!!!! Eric, I'll look into the NWMH stuff. Thanks.

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Port Orchard is a easy ferry ride for me so give me a PM when you want to go for a daysail. Are you in Seattle or Bozeman?
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The interior is small and spartan. All of the fasteners for all of the hardware are exposed and that can be a good thing.

Small and spartan, while not currently en vogue, is still the real deal; and a good thing.
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Port Orchard is a easy ferry ride for me so give me a PM when you want to go for a daysail. Are you in Seattle or Bozeman?
Gig Harbor now. I need to change that info.

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Congrats! Looks like it will be fun...
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Old 16-11-2015, 09:52   #14
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Congratulations!

You and I can commiserate on the process since we just bought our Corsair 36 tri over in Victoria, BC and we are in Maryland!

Have a great time; you'll be smiling quite often now!
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Sand Crab - looks like a real sailing sailboat!
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