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Old 14-05-2019, 19:18   #4306
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Having done a major Searunner restoration I would not take this on. I wish I had just use all of the bits and built new hulls. Might be worth saving the parts for a new build.
Hey, Dan, nice looking boat. I wasn't aware he'd designed a 25' Searunner - I thought the smallest was the 31' with ally truss beams.

Can we see some more pics of yours, especially the interior?

How different is it to the bigger ones (apart from smaller, obviously).

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Old 15-05-2019, 16:42   #4307
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This is the blog I kept on documenting the rebuild:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...0292897073438/

I need to update it with some new posts. I'm working on some rails and a innovative solar mount.

The SR25 was the first boat in the Searunner series. It is like a coffin inside!!! Mine has the cutter rig and deep sea cockpit, She sails nice - I little bouncy in heavy seas because of the light weight. It is stable @ 25' with a 16'7" beam - The 31 has a beam of 18'8"
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Old 15-05-2019, 21:19   #4308
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Wow. That's an EPIC rebuild! Six years was it?

Lucky you didn't find any more rot, but I have to say the workmanship and finishes look excellent. Very painstaking.

The Big Question... what does she sail like (apart from needing the inner jib to come around...)?
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:12   #4309
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Hey Searunner people, I’m new on here looking for a 37-40ft Searunner. Very slim pickings in the Southern Hemisphere so I’m willing to travel. Anyone thinking of selling?
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You might consider the 42 ft Cross "Home Free" in the Vancouver, Canada, area for about $50K US. A real steal being one of the very rare non-wood boats available. A well-built boat by a really nice guy and selling way below its true value!! A quick search will bring it to you. RR.
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You might consider the 42 ft Cross "Home Free" in the Vancouver, Canada, area for about $50K US. A real steal being one of the very rare non-wood boats available. A well-built boat by a really nice guy and selling way below its true value!! A quick search will bring it to you. RR.
Isn't that the one on Yachtworld that needs fairing work done?

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Here she is:



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Old 03-06-2019, 17:14   #4313
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There's a fixer-upper project on sale in Brisbane for $4K, but has been sunk, no engine and needs lots of work....you'd have to be keen. It's on gumtree
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Thanks for the quick replies,

Yeah I’m in Vic Buzzman I may give that guy a call but seriously doubt I’d buy. It’s an Australian registered SR37 and I’ve done some research on it but current seller doesn’t seem to know any/many details of the boat. Have msgd him a few times.

As for the Cross, yes it’s not plywood but the lack of fairing also turned me off. I believe there’s another Cross in BC that’s spent most of its life out of water that’s going for less than US $40k..

However I’d prefer a Searunner and given a couple of really nice examples have recently solid below $40k I’ll keep looking for a while
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I suspect the 'vendor' of the QLD boat is just a salvor.

It would probably help to know where it sank (guessing mooring field not dock) and then talking to locals might locate more info on PO.
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Yes QD do buy a Searunner. I have a 37 and boy are they good. Sailing living aboard and beaching.... Really they are the perfect trimaran come cruising. Its the design. I really don't think they can be much improved because its safety records are second to nothing else. Proven and reliable. Now because of modern materials the additions can be so good. Like the Bimini or the lightness with the rigging and sails.
The engine should have been placed central not to the side of the centre board I believe its too tight. John Marples advised the new position and I have since done that when I re engine to the light Yanmar. Part of the first step up to the cockpit in its own box. Another impressive addition is adding a larger sail off a bowsprit pole. In light airs the boat takes off. And its impressive if the boat is kept lightish.
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QD I have a friend in Fiji with a Piver, a Lodestar I believe. He recently mentioned he's thinking of selling. His is dialed in and has been actively cruising. If your interested I can give you his info. He doesn't do much internet. .
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It is with a heavy heart that I’m selling my beloved 37 Searunner “Honeywind.” Please see my add:

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80295
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It is with a heavy heart that I’m selling my beloved 37 Searunner “Honeywind.” Please see my add:

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80295
Honeywind is a true classic. Didn't know you had fleet over there! Did you finish that powerboat?
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