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Old 22-10-2015, 14:44   #61
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Re: 35 to 41 ft Cruising Sailboat

Thank you JTHAW I am so glad you like it I would be very proud to own her, thank you for all the info man big help.
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Old 22-10-2015, 15:02   #62
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Re: 35 to 41 ft Cruising Sailboat

may I send you an invoice?

Make sure you get a reputable well known surveyor...who is not influenced by the broker or owner....he must be independent of them...good luck
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Old 22-10-2015, 15:06   #63
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Ok guys, what do you think about a 37 Tartan ? there is a nice one in Fort Myers that an older couple have it is pretty much loaded for $63.000
It's a great choice. Find a good surveyor now and take her for a sail too! The boat looks beautiful, and lovingly maintained. For an '82 especially it is gorgeous. I did not see any shots of the engine though, or maybe I missed them
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If you are going for a 37 that looks like a good boat.

Be sure to check where the chain plates go through the deck and also the Genoa tracks. The starboard tracks are partially hidden by cabinetry so reaching the under side of them is fun.



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Thank you Snore, I will do that. I am a little afraid she could be to big for a single hander, I see you have a 33.
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Thank you Snore, I will do that. I am a little afraid she could be to big for a single hander, I see you have a 33.
We started with a Tartan 33 and my husband learned to sail that single handed early on. When we moved to the Catalina 42, he went to Florida to get it and had to move it to another marina for some work and he easily handled it by himself, even backing it into a slip. Sailing single handed is really not terrible especially if you have furling sails. On our C42, hubby will usually single handed sail with just the jib since we have a standard main that needs to be hoisted and dropped at the mast but if it's a quieter day, he will absolutely get both sails up by himself. It just takes a little practice.
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Thank annsni, my wife and I sailed for 7 years up and down the Bahamas in a 36 but we did not have roller furling I think that will help a lot.
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Thank you Snore, I will do that. I am a little afraid she could be to big for a single hander, I see you have a 33.
Size for single-handing is such a personal decision I am not going to touch it. You have to be comfortable with it.

FWIW- I have a roller furling jib, main halyard comes back to the cockpit, no lazy jacks. To raise, lower or reef the main, I need to go on deck (jack-line and tether).
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I agree with the Freedom 33. I downsized to a freedom 30 lost my wife also and I am near your age. It is a wonderful boat. Very easy to sail. I spend more time with me feet up rather than feet over the rail. Freedoms are hard to find. Most people never let them go. When I bought mine a few years ago I could only find 3 for sail. Go luck.
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[QUOTE=Don C L;1941418]I had thought of recommending Freedoms too, with their ease of handling. But I understand that the ones with the sails that are not on tracks could be difficult to get down at times. Any Freedom owners advise on that one?[/QUOTE I own a Freedom 30. and most have sail tracks. I know of one owner that does not and he has no trouble getting the sail down. I wonder what was the condition of the boat that you spoke of?]
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Good luck on your search, I owned a 85 Pearson 36 years ago and now own an 85 Pearson 34 they are great boats very forgiving, I sail my 34 in tampa bay and i set it up as to not leave the cockpit, if I can be any help As I have a vast amount of info on sail boats over the past 30 years


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I had thought of recommending Freedoms too, with their ease of handling. But I understand that the ones with the sails that are not on tracks could be difficult to get down at times. Any Freedom owners advise on that one?[/QUOTE I own a Freedom 30. and most have sail tracks. I know of one owner that does not and he has no trouble getting the sail down. I wonder what was the condition of the boat that you spoke of?]
Sorry, I don't mean to spread disparaging rumors! I'm glad you set us straight. We had one come up for sale nearby and I have always admired them from afar. I think I read a review somewhere that commented on the difficulty in lowering the main on the original sails if there was pressure on them.
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Our Morgan 37 OI MkII has 4 foot draft, is easily single-handed, is considered to be equal to most 40's in interior and is considered to be the best sailing Morgan and passes all seaworthy and comfort at sea tests with high marks. After 18 years of cruising, living aboard 6 months a year, and looking at upgrade boats we are still aboard Seadream.
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Hi RON, I don't know if you've found what you are looking for yet, but, I have a Westsail 32 I was thinking of selling in March 2016. I would be looking for $30,000. I presently have if at Fernandina Beach Fl.
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