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  1. troll99

    Spacious 35ft cruiser?

    Let comment the choices so the readers get idea what im looking for. Sevipol 36 - plainly disgusting. Prob personal taste. Year 2000 built and cheaper than other. I skip that. Duffour classic 36 - ok boat. I like the interior plan. Galley on one side. Banjer 37 - forget about all those pilothouses. Sorry.. Kirie Feeling 1090 - quite cool boat with distinct design features. I like front deck windows. Too small fore cabin space though. I like such boats that are a little different. Tango Carter - beautiful old boat. Too small. Morgan 36 - see above Standfast 36 - def favourite of your list. Looks gorgeous. I think Id get an worn one cheaply and put all money like he did. But itd prob be bad idea. None buys an overpriced 1970 built boat like that.
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    Spacious 35ft cruiser?

    Id love hear your boat suggestions. I have a few friends in Sweden so I might get a boat there if its a good deal! Lately, X-yachts got oriented to comfort and luxury so I got confused. You're right that Rassy and X yachts are opposing each other when we talk about used ones. My aim to find a boat that's balanced. Not too heavy and under rigged to feel sluggish performance wise or too scaled down interior that youre not able live onboard. I know too little about boats so its a challenge to find a boat thats suits my needs. I think Sunbeam 37 built 1985 would be a good compromise. To sail back from Northern America to Iceland in northern route is on my list. Therefore the build quality is important for me. The reason I look at Jeanneau is that it offers an chance to re-sell without fuss. Brand recognition, you know. Those boats seem well built. At least before year 2000.
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    Spacious 35ft cruiser?

    A proper sailboat. I mention space as the main criteria as I know it may be a shock for my wife who lives in a trawler as her first adventure on sea. Since she said she wants sail round the world, she has to live with the limitation of space. 32-36ft yacht is a temporary boat we replace with an aluminium 45ft one when we afford.
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    Spacious 35ft cruiser?

    I have a sailboat (small sporty one). I know the stuffs you need know about racing. By maintenance I mean general things when you buy an old boat with it'd hidden problems. For instance, our trawler is clinker built and not properly maintained. Some stuffs are old and need replacement. That's why I want a bit smaller but newer ones instead of older and bigger unless someone convinces me re boat choice. I'm curious about the boats that are wide in beam and offer generous space like hard chined modern boats nowadays.
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    Spacious 35ft cruiser?

    Hi, I'm looking for a spacious 32-36ft cruiser available in European market. Currently were living in a trawler which requires lots of maintenance therefore we want get done with it soon. The budget is not high, around 40-45k £. We want sail around Europe (coastal cruising and short offshore passages). We plan live aboard all time hence the requirement of space. I believe the modern ones offer more space than the old boats (40ft or even longer). We are three plus dog. Another requirements are resale and little maintenance. Because we don't want get stuck with the boat as we plan get a better one when we afford. I'm wary of getting an odd unknown boat that has been for sale for a while. At the moment, Jeanneau 36.2 year 1997 looks very interesting. I looked at Rassy Hallsberg and X-yachts but I don't think they offer value for money and 20yr older than Jeannau. I don't know much more than that. I'm big fan of modern French boats though.
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    DC Designs

    bingo!
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    build and sail a small scow?

    Looks complicated.. Foiling moth is fastest thanks. Some useful advices.
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    build and sail a small scow?

    i think i start with McFrawd/Bunyip boat. Jim Frenchs instructions are clear but no description of size of each part so i try mix numbers together by using plans of Bunyip and mScow. Wings will be included. Mark did incredible job with the concept of mScow (the skiff also) and id choose it if I decided carbon/foam construction. At the moment, I try calculate dimensions in a 3d program and PhotoShop. Also calculating material costs. I don't mind an undersized rig at first. The fun has started
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    build and sail a small scow?

    good idea. I realise it might make my budget blow soon Once I done some research, I come back. Hard to find latest designs as it seems they sell the complete boats instead of plans?? Jim French boat looks nice.
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    build and sail a small scow?

    by accident, I found it. That's the one. Jim French's. https://www.facebook.com/jfyachts/?ref=page_internal I'm considering it seriously. Perhaps a Moth class boat is a bit too much at the moment. Build something small at first. I admire the works of that designer. Sonnet, Tempo..
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    build and sail a small scow?

    I want something very minimalistic 1 person 50kg 10-12ft plywood windsurfer sail as temporary solution short trapeze all this for a low budget build..i have foiling in my mind and id build more iterations of scow. I think its hard avoid Moth class as id keep learn from it. However, below this looks nice & modern, not the fastest. To be able compete to Mach2 is beyond my budget But in this photo, its hard to resist the wooden look.
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    build and sail a small scow?

    lovely..i think I want scow.. but indeed 505 is such a classic! http://earwigoagin.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/505-classic-moth.html something close to Brittish moth?
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    build and sail a small scow?

    Smart guy. Plywood is very easy to work with. Excellent beginners material. DRC Thanks, Dave. Your UFO looks good! I have to look at it more for inspiration (rig etc) This is a modern foam carbon scow with experimental foils. Not yet fast enough but promising. I am on the boat with yellow tramps and we are lapping David on his scow. Cool.. what is his blog if David has one? Or any info about this scow. Looks optimized though! The shape looks nice. GBR4027 below
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    build and sail a small scow?

    Moth looks better
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    Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    eh....uh....hm....