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Old 30-03-2016, 19:38   #31
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Re: Opinion on a few mid 30' boats

Does the cs36 have a very shallow bilge? I read about bilge water spilling out onto the cabin floor when heeled due to the shallow bilge on a cruising couples cs36.

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Does the cs36 have a very shallow bilge? I read about bilge water spilling out onto the cabin floor when heeled due to the shallow bilge on a cruising couples cs36.

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You just brought up the only real weakness on the CS, yes the bilge is shallow and it can be a pain in the rear end. Pretty much anyone that has a problem did not know that the chain locker wasn't sealed properly to the deck and in big seas beating into stronger winds the bow spends lots of time underwater and fills the chain locker and before you realize what's happening you have it sloshing inside. I had the exact same thing happen to me on my return from Hawaii. When we got home I carefully sealed that area and we never had another problem with it. This issue is now normal in all new boats because all the entry level production boats have shallow bilges, so if you can live with a new Benni/Jeaneau etc. You an live with the CS.. Absolutely a great boat otherwise.
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Old 30-03-2016, 20:10   #33
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Does the cs36 have a very shallow bilge? I read about bilge water spilling out onto the cabin floor when heeled due to the shallow bilge on a cruising couples cs36.

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It does have a fairly shallow bilge but what would water be doing in there anyway ?
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Old 30-03-2016, 20:31   #34
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I have had a Morgan 383 for 6 years and just motored and sailed it to the Gulf from the Great Lakes, much of it outside, it handled everything very well, I has very happy. The owners of these boats have a web site where you can read about the good and bad and get a lot of help. Morgan38 Don't know the CS36, but the Morgan owners certainly like their boats.
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Old 30-03-2016, 22:23   #35
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This may not be your style but I thought it looked like it might be a nice mid-30s boat to have a look at...
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, JPD.
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Re: Opinion on a few mid 30' boats

While I love the CS36T the second boat I would consider is the Pretorian 35, very well built boat that has a following. The location of the main sheet for a cruiser is the second best idea as you are stuck with a little dodger but the rest of the boat more than makes up for it. Have a good look at this one.
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