Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » R - Boats starting with 'R' » Rafiki

Previous Product 
Rafiki 37
Reviews Views Date of last review
5 4511 Sat December 17, 2011
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated 8.0












Description: Rafiki 37
Keywords: Rafiki 37
 


Author
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri August 7, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

A cutter-rigged, full-keeled, heavy displacement blue water boat. Boat is well ventilated (15 bronze opening ports)and has lots of tankage for both fuel and water. Has a VERY large mainsail (over 20'in the foot). Boom is high enough to preclude *most* noggin' hits! Boat originally came w/ teak decks, very beautiful-yet over the years had water ingress into foredeck. Removed teak deck, re-cored 3-4' affected area and then had entire deck L-P'd....looks wonderful and much easier to maintain (read, "clean") We love this vessel, although still getting use to the change from a Catalina 30 (10,200 lbs) to a 26,000 + sailboat. No more turning on a dime and giving change. Now lots of engine use to assist in low-speed manuevering.
E-mail us for additional info.
Mike and Mary Kelley
Mkelley@cosmoslink.net
"Goodnews" is berthed in San Pedro, Ca. (Los Angeles Harbor)
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
Review Date: Wed January 10, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Pandion is sailing the Great Lakes as of now. She is birthed in Bay City Mi and is undergoing a total refit. to be ready for Spring sailing 01.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
slynn
Junior Member

Registered: July 2001
Posts: 8
Review Date: Sat January 25, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Southern Comfort was purchased in Aug 01. In 6 months (I hope) the houses should be sold the last child will be in the Coast Guard and my husband and I will be cruising full time. She has withstood many a storm unscathed, including a Tornado while sailing in the St. Simons Sound. She faired much better then the crew! Have complete confidence that she will always see us through!
Feel free to see our website
www.rafikisails.com
Sharon
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
bbfalcon
Junior Member

Registered: October 2003
Review Date: Thu October 2, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Purchased the boat from Mike Kelley above. The sailboat is absolutely great. I also came from a Catalina 30. Not a quick turner. The boat handles well, already to Catalina twice. It is a real Head turner though. Only added a inverter for Island convience. Every day I am on Board I love the boat more, it is a great 37. The boat is in perfect shape and is joy to own. Talk to MIke from time to time , who purchased a larger Sailboat, still misses the Rafiki!

bb
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
MikeOReilly

Senior Member

Registered: April 2010
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Posts: 1147
Review Date: Sat December 17, 2011 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Solid, forgiving, excellent sea boat. Good deck space to work on. Versatile sail plan. Great down below.
Cons: Like to go straight (no tight turns!). 6' draft.

The Rafiki 37 seems to have been designed as the perfect small-crew cruiser. Very solid build, traditional lines, full keel. Not a screamer up-wind, but wind on the beam or aft and she moves really well. Cuts through most chop easily, with good sail plan options. Heavy displacement and deep, full keel makes for stable ride. Tall mast, and large main gives lots of sail area.

Wide decks and low cabin makes for easy forward work underway. Lots of storage, and beautiful teak both below and above.

------------------------------
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Visit MikeOReilly's homepage! Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:08 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.