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Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » A - Boats starting with 'A' » Apache

 
Apache 37
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Description: Apache 37
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat November 30, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Apache 37 is one of several CCA style sailboat models made by Chris Craft in the late sixties. I've had Second Sojourn for two years and cruise in the Massachussets to Maine area. I'm very happy with her and am working to restore her. See my Web page at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/djerickson for lots of details.
I look forward to meeting with other owners or prospective buyers.
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Review Date: Wed August 15, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Bacchanal
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Registered: July 2004
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Review Date: Fri January 4, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Solid hull construction, beautiful lines
Cons: steel stanchion plates in deck, shallow bilge, engine access

Bacchanal is a 1969 Chris Chraft sloop. While solidly built of hand laid fiberglass, it is in need of serious upgrading. My father had her for 35 years before me and had a yard perform the maintenance. While the brightwork always shined, they ignored some of the more basic things, like embedded steel in the decks that were starting to rust and a steel mast-step that is deteriorating. Anyone looking at one of these beautiful boats needs to study the deck for swelling both on the topsides and underneath.

Dave Erickson has done much to his Apache 37 and has documented it on his website. Be sure to take a look at it.

Whenever I enter a harbor, people ask about Bacchanal and comment on how beautiful the old boat is. Designed by Sparkman & Stephens, it has classic lines. If you want a pretty boat that is solidly built you could do a lot worse than the Apache 37.
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