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Old 18-08-2012, 21:04   #31
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Re: Searunner or Norman Cross

Yes, Anduril is a stretched 38. Norm did the stretching, don't know if he ever formally issued the plans as a 40. 10 years later we added a sugar scoop/swim step/whatever you want to call it to the main hull, making us just about 42 LOA (and getting rid of the square transom entry that threw up a little wake).

And yeah, that was us in this year's DHF. Won the multi division. Then again, only boat to finish in the multi division, so.... It was predicted to be nasty weather, and the start was pretty nasty, but if you stuck it out a couple of hours (only 8 boats did) it actually turned into a really nice sail. In the interest of full disclosure, we were also the last boat across the line... Kept the RC waiting for an extra half hour. In order to assuage our egos we blame that on the staysail we blew out at the start, necessitating the use of the storm jib for the first three hours. Excuses, excuses...
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Old 18-08-2012, 21:21   #32
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When everyone else chickens out or breaks you don't need excuses.
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Old 19-08-2012, 08:47   #33
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A Kantola 44 for sale in Cost Rica.
44' Kantola Trimaran
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Old 19-08-2012, 09:34   #34
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A Kantola 44 for sale in Costa Rica.
That's a nice looking boat. I like Jay's lines. Still like my full-wing bunks though.

Looks like she's had a varied life:

Haiku Surf charters

Performance Cruising Multihull Sailboat For Sale

I'm a little curious what happened to the wood/carbon rotating stick that was on the boat in 2004.

Interesting too that she has moved from 28HP engine to 40HP to now 72HP. Too much stuff?

Still, if I didn't have my own boat to take care of I'd like to take a look.
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Old 20-08-2012, 03:38   #35
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Haiku is based in Golfito, the next town over from us in Costa Rica. I have chartered her twice, once for a day trip with friends and once for a three night trip to Isla Del Cano. I put up a couple of Youtube slide shows of those trips (Warning! Jimmy Buffet soundtracks). I seriously thought about buying the boat but it is out of my league...It is a beautiful boat though The couple who proposed in the Daytrip slide show got engaged and are now married with a baby.



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Do you know how much they are asking for Haiku?
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Do you know how much they are asking for Haiku?
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Old 20-08-2012, 22:43   #38
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I'm kinda late to this thread, but I loved my Searunner 37 #1. Sailed her from Samoa to the Virgins, westward and had a marvelous trip.
Sailed 1200 miles to weather up the Red Sea in 20 to 35 knots and was told that we were the first multihull of any kind to sail all the way up, by the workers in the Canal. I do not know if it was true???
Boat sailed on wind vane in 6 knots of wind, up to 60 (when I took over on general principles).
Fast, comfortable and so easy to sail, even before roller furling!
You could not find a better cruising boat, given she was in good condition, of course.
If I was half my age, I'd have a 37 or 40 without a doubt, but now I want the creature comforts (air, tv/dvd, lots of refer space) & all the toys which you cannot have on a cruising tri.
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Old 21-08-2012, 03:00   #39
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Capta please can you remember the name of your Searunner 37.
Just interested in Searunners...
Was the wind vane the standard one for the searunner or another type?
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When I purchased the Searunner, it was called "La Una". I renamed it "Haleakala".
If it is around, it should be pretty easy to identify; I had the aft dinette trim carved in Bali.
Would really love to know where she is, it was the best cruising boat I ever sailed and we did lots of miles together.
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Oh, yeah, I forgot; old timer's disease, I guess.
She had the Brown designed vane; a marvelous piece of gear.
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Another thing; I would toss the inboard & put a 15 or 25 hp long shaft OB on the rudder. It would slide up out of the water. These boats sail in no air; I rarely used the engine except for in harbors & it seemed that an OB on the rudder would be easy maneuvering, much less weight, less drag (prop) and certainly quieter.
Gotta have an outboard rudder, but I'd want one on a tri, anyway for the vane.
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Old 21-08-2012, 14:48   #43
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Capta
Sounds like you did some miles in her. I looked through the Searunners Owners list and Googled around a bit but no Haleakala. You could try to ask around in this forum where she is you never know... something about when a boat leaves you and your fond of her. They kinda get part of your person.... especially when one builds the boat its hard to let go.
I like the sound of a bali carving ... should do it in mine.
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