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Old 24-04-2016, 14:22   #1
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Peterson 35 foot Gambare

I am an avid reader of cruises forum, and find it a massive depositary of knowledge.
I'm no hoping that someone out there has knowledge of the Peterson 35.which I'm planning to look at for coastal cruising and as a livaboard.
I know the original was built as a racing boat In 73', but can't find any information on the numbers built,it's suitability for my purpose, what faults it may have, and any other advice you may have for me.

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Old 24-04-2016, 16:44   #2
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Re: Peterson 35 foot Gambare

I have a 79 peterson. A 40 foot version of the ganbare type with a slightly more powerful stern. I like it. They sail very well to windward and in light airs. Downwind they get squirrely if you push them but are docile enough if you throttle back. They can roll, and are best I think for someone that really appreciates the boats performance and wants to sail rather than motor as much as possible.

They are quite roomy, but wont like being heavily overloaded.

The rig can be twitchy, runners, babystay and big genoas are the norm, not a great learners boat, and not very tolerant of mistakes.
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Old 26-04-2016, 00:55   #3
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Re: Peterson 35 foot Gambare

IIRC the Ganbare design was developed by Jeremy Rodgers to become the Contessa 35. Two racing versions with a short coachroof were built, Gumboots which won the One Ton Cup, in I think, 1973 and one other, which I saw on Yacht World recently.

The long coachroof version was built in reasonable numbers.
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