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Old 02-09-2006, 08:28   #31
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PROUT OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Thanks for the spam tips. I have removed the email addresses from the members list of the PROUT OWNERS ASSOCIATION. Just means people have to email me for the address of other owners and I was hoping to make the site self sufficient.

Quite a lot of 'stuff' posted on the site and a daily growth in membership so any Prout owners out there can join for free and make use of the association.
Just go to www.michaelbriant.com and click on Prout Owners Assoc..

If you want different things or can suggest ways of improving the Assoc please telll me...

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Old 13-09-2006, 03:18   #32
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Prout 50 "Kings Ransom"

.. 1995 model based in Hong Kong, this boat was featured in Prout World magazine, a very well setup cat...ultimate offshore cat for Prout lovers I wreckon. Hand crafted like all Prout cats.
Just listed in Yachtworld.com
Unfortunately beyond our reach.
Worth a look by anyone in the market.
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Old 13-09-2006, 08:35   #33
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Hi All,

Just bought a Prout 37, 97 vintage and sailed her down to the West Country from Chichester last weekend.

She was great. Even had a chance to fly the kite.

Plan on taking her to the Med in April 07 for 6 or so months so if anyone else is heading that way let me know.

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Old 13-09-2006, 11:57   #34
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Well done - sounds fun - Millbrook by Plymouth is a very inexpensive place with lots of Cats there -----

Please join the Prout Owners Assoc -- see a few posts above.

My site has the route choices and notes for them www.michaelbriant.com/sailing

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Old 14-09-2006, 01:34   #35
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cheers Michaele,

I joined the POC last week. Good site.

Any Prout Sailing tips?

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Old 14-09-2006, 02:56   #36
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Clive hi,

Sorry I did not recognise the 'nom de net'! Sadly I have only had mine a short time but when the engine failed in mid channel I sailed her into Dieppe in a F6 and she was brilliant.. Went to windward much better than I expected or even hoped and off the wind was really fast - compared to a monohull of the same LOA...

I have installed roller reefing on the staysail so there is never an excuse not to use it all the time!

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Old 14-09-2006, 03:23   #37
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Hi Michael,
I was surprised how well she sailed as well. To be honest I wasn't expecting great things as the Prouts aren't known for their speed. The sails set very well and she cruised easily at 7 - 8 knots through the water in a F3-4.
I've got roller reefing on the staysail as well which is nice. Makes it really easy to use.
We also left the monohulls way behind which is always nice! hehehe....
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Old 08-10-2006, 16:54   #38
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Winds over 10knots and Prouts sail very well. We just completed small trip and had thunder/lightning for 2 days. Winds were only upto 15knots, my hulls are not clean but upwind, with all sails I can average 6.5 to 7knots.
we got some 20knot breezes while on broadreach and the boat is awesome, averaging 7.5 to 8 knots and very comfortable. With Prout rig and hardtop, sailing couldn't ne nicer and easier. Would hate to have to go up foward to sort mainsail in a normal sloop type rig.
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Sooo... Prout is no more, but Broadblue looks like it has the molds. Anyone have some feedback on how well Broadblue is building from the old plugs? And who has the Quasar 50 plugs?
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Sooo... Prout is no more, but Broadblue looks like it has the molds. Anyone have some feedback on how well Broadblue is building from the old plugs? And who has the Quasar 50 plugs?
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A large number of the old Prout employees formed the core of Broadblue. The initial BB38 was a modification of the Prout 38
The Prout Event moulds are in South Africa, and I believe are still being used.
The snowgoose ones have just been sold on.

I dont know about the Escale, the 45 or the Quasar moulds.

BTW Vagabond - lots of familiar faces on here!!!!!
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Great to see so many Prout owners communicating.
I have a 1994/95 Snowgoose Elite and apart from the ST50 instruments have had a great time sailing her. Name is Boogaloo and sailing in the southern Irish coast around Dungarvan where she is moored, year in and out.
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Old 31-08-2007, 02:24   #43
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rotula for rudder snowgoose 37 1986 model

anyone nows the brandname of the rotulas used on the bar to conect the rudders (the ball bearings)they must come from a car i have a lot of play in them sombody told me they arre from a leyland
is there any ex prout builder arround to get this information

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The rudder tie-bar appears to be custom fabricated aluminum shaft.
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thank you for the reply the tie rods arre the parts where iam looking for my rudder bar is from inox and the tie rods arre female

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