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Old 26-07-2010, 07:22   #1
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Considering a Cherokee 35

I am considering buying a Cherokee 35 made by Sailcraft. I am interested in hearing of some sound historical information about the quality and sailing ability of this cat.
All of the major (expensive) repairs, upgrades and overhauls have been done with in the last 10 years. It has spent its time sailing the Caribbean, Central and (northern) South America by it's current owner.
I have been able to find very little reading material about it other than an occasional reference to it with regard to another model.
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Old 26-07-2010, 07:59   #2
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The Iroquois was Sailcraft's most widely produced boat. Most information regarding the other models (Comanche, Cherokee, Apache, I think were the names?) is mixed in with Iroquois.

The Iroquois Owner's Association has a backlog of newsletters that occasionally deal with the other models.


There's also a Yahoo mailing list that's pretty active about the Iroquois, but I don't recall seeing any of the other models represented on the mailing list.

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Old 26-07-2010, 10:08   #3
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We owned a Cherokee for 10 years, really liked that boat. She seemed to be really well built, tracked better than any other cat I've sailed and once we pulled out the old hydraulic drive system and put in a Honda 50hp she sailed quite well. I will send you a pm with my email address and phone # if you would like more info.
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Old 19-08-2010, 18:25   #4
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Also considering a Cherokee 35

I would love to learn more about these cats. I saw what appears to be one in immaculate condition but I am very weary of older designs such as this. Will it be as seaworthy as newer designs? What should I look for? And most important of all, what should I pay? Finding comparable boats has be very difficult.
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