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Old 09-03-2013, 03:30   #1
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"Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

Hi folks!

I'm still far from finished with my current project, but has allready caught the "3 feet sickness" I'm not gunning for a new boat just yet , but this time I'll
use a lot more time , finding my perfect boat. The boat is to be used for cruising the Med , crossing the atlantic and cruising the caribian.

So.. I want bigger boat. I want a head with space to shower , and I want a galley made for living. I allso want a chart table OR a main saloon table wich is not in the way when walking around inside. The boat doesn't have to be huge , but a lot bigger inside than my narrow folkboat.

Now , the hard part.. I'm no wealthy man , so it has to be a project. The hull HAS to be solid fiberglass, and I would love the deck to be so too..
I do not dare to start a big project on a cored hull. Needless to say , I can't focus on just one model so I need a shortlist.

I'm looking at projects in the 7.500-15.000$ range so I'm looking for boats with decent production numbers , for availability on projects and expertize. (dont mind one or two oddballs with solid grp hulls..)

Looking at so far:

Bristol 32+
Cherubini 33
Tartan 34c
Cape dory 36
and even a cal 40, but I think those don't come cheap too often..

All suggestions are welcome!

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Old 09-03-2013, 19:15   #2
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Re: "Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

Just to clarify , I'm not looking for a boat now. I'm making a list of boats in that size wich has solid GRP hulls, and are relatively straightforward to do complete overhaul on.

It doesn't hurt if they are somewhat common , so it wil be easy to find one when I'm finished with my current project.

Allso, the ones to avoid is useful too

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Old 23-03-2013, 10:00   #3
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Re: "Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

I'm looking for something in hat same price range for a big blue water boat.

Alberg 37 might be a good choice.
Also saw a west sail 32 sell on ebay recently for around 15ish.
Is a 35' YoungSun Cutter listed somewhere for 15 also.

Worst part seems to be the shipping. Would love to find something local.
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Re: "Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

Not sure about all models and years, but I'm pretty sure most of the boats you listed have cored decks. There are very few boats built with solid glass decks. One of the few I know off the top of my head is CSY. They made 37' and 33' models. Very roomy for the length as well.
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Re: "Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

This would be a good one if you were ready now. It was originally factory finished instead of owner finished. There are still many of them around and you can check on sailboatdata for information.

Westsail 32 Project Sailboat for Sale

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Old 27-03-2013, 16:40   #6
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Re: "Safe" project boats in the 32-38ft range

Yeah , most boats seems to have cored decks, even my boat has a small piece of deck core at the bow, it turnes out.

I've looked at the islander 36 , and like the interior layout a lot, exept the missing chartboard. It has no bridgedeck and a low doorstep. Great for the dogs, but it could pose a problem when(not if) I get pooped by a wave.
I understand it allso has an inner-liner wich makes access to the actual hull difficult.

But I like the boat a lot. It has a modern feel, fin keel, and I think it looks good. It has sailed all the way around' before.

Any known problems?
Other boats with similar cabin layout and solid GRP hull?

I don't think I'll go above 36 ft. it seems like the sweet spot regarding cost/space.

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