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Slected37

Modding Selection37

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Ho,

I bought a Selection37 from France last year and sailed (better say shanghaid) her to cold Finland. She didnt actually like the idea of starting a new life in north.. allmost everything inc. motor was renewed during transportation. Really liked how the boat handled in all most every conditions. Smooth and light.. Except sailing straight to heavy waves in northsea.. but thats another story. This boat was introduced&tested in Voiles magazine ten years ago.

Well.. my intentions are to mod boat heavily for more suitable to singlehanded sailing. Making cockpit go little further in aft, replacing wc, routing all ropes to skipper, making a proper swimplatform, probably a small extension etc normal stuff. Also most likely to redesigning keel (theres a casting company specialized for keels nearby) to compensate lack of crew ballast and make it little bit more modern. As for now I'm keeping fixed rig as stock.

I've googled for pictures, information and stuff for allmost an year now and i think that ive found lots of material considering the boat, but does anyone know more about this old thread about " Goldeneye". Pictures, general information etc. Or if you guys know anyother more modded Selection37 information is more than appreciated.

Why Selection37? Cheap, retail price not affected by modifications that much, Cheap, fits perfectly for my needs and baltic sea/finnish archipelago conditons. And did I mention it was a bargain.

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On 11/29/2017 at 4:12 PM, Slected37 said:

Why Selection37? Cheap, retail price not affected by modifications that much, Cheap, fits perfectly for my needs and baltic sea/finnish archipelago conditons. And did I mention it was a bargain.

Because the Sélection doesn't rate well in IRC. It is a tender boat (IRC like stiff boats and people who refit old IOR designs change keels for this reason), the mast is fragile and hard to tune. I've actually seen one dimast 50 metres away from me.

If you like the boat, I would first change the mast then the keel. Like most old racing boats engine has probably been run to recharge the batteries while the boat was heeled....

It wasn't a "bad boat", it's just that it has lost its appeal. It was designed for the "Tour de France Voile" hence why it is so technical. The Sélection was really good in light air conditions, especially if crewed by people good at tuning the mainsail shape with the running backstays and the check stays.

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When I sailed on these boats on TdFaV we thought the rig was quite stout? We could bone the runners until the winch wouldn't turn any more.

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Raced on and against one in the mid 80's

My recollection was very fast downwind in all conditions, but not competitive upwind - my guess is likely due to the cast iron keel.

One time I was on a lightweight Dash 34 (early 80's Davidson non-IOR design).  We passed them upwind in a breeze and rounded maybe 2 minutes in front but they blew by us in about 10 minutes tops - we were doing about 14 kts and they had to be at least 2-3 knots faster.  Fortunately the breeze subsequently began to lighten up a bit and the last leg was a beat.

The other time I was on the same Jeanneau in a light air race and a Sov 33 would pass us upwind and we would pass them downwind - back and forth.  The last leg was again a beat - this time unfortunately

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2 hours ago, longy said:

When I sailed on these boats on TdFaV we thought the rig was quite stout? We could bone the runners until the winch wouldn't turn any more.

I don't think that the mast failure were from too much tension but from operator error, it is pretty easy to invert such a mast if you don't know what you are doing.

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