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Gozzard 36
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Description: Gozzard 36
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat November 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Review Date: Wed March 22, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Gozzard 36's cutter rig on a 42 foot LOA frame makes this blue-water boat responsive and easy for a cruising couple to handle. It is a very nice looking boat with its clipper bow and mahogany taff rail. Key features include a shoal draft (5 feet), a double cabin layout and a cockpit that seats 10 adults comfortably. The forward cabin has two sofalike benches, port and starboard, which swing together to transform what can be used as a sitting room during the day into a queen sized bed for the evening. The galley is L-shaped to port with a comfortable settee to starboard. Some models have a walk-through transom for easy access to a tender that hangs on davits. It is remarkably capable in light air for its displacement/length ratio. We sail in Chesapeake Bay and achieve 3-4 knots of boat speed in 6-10 knots apparent. It does have more weather helm than I expected when the wind climbs to 12 knots or more. We usually reef the main when the wind speed becomes 14 knots and sail nicely under single-reefed main and staysail in winds of 15-18. Overall it is a great boat for cruising which we hope to do soon.


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Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Wed July 26, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We have been living aboard our Gozzard 36 for 3 years & suites our lifestyle to a tee. It is a perfect couples cruising boat with accommidations for guest to visit comfortably for a few days. With all the roller furling sails being lead back to the cockpit, it is very easy for 2 people to handle safely & comfortably. The cockpit is very comfortable; large fold down table for outside dining, full bimini coverage for shade, walk thru transam for easy access to the dingy or the water for diving and swimming. The interior is very open and spaceous with bulkheads that can be raised for privacy with guest aboard. The dinnette area of our boat is L shaped with a 2 person table that folds out to seat 4. Also gives extra seating for the girls to get together away from the guy talk.
The forward area is the main salon has V shaped settees that makes into the captains quarters. I was afraid that pulling out the settees every night to make the bed would get old, but it hasn't in 3 years. I enjoy having more living space rather that be used as sleeping quarters.
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Review Date: Fri October 20, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Solid, well built cruiser
Cons: Over built in areas, making repairs challenging

Gozzard 36/37 My particular vessel (hull 84) is the last 36 & first 37 Gozzard built. The only difference on mine is the keel configuration is not the 37, otherwise (no wood stringers, bulkheads etc) everything is fiberglass. For a couple or singlehanded, this boat is perfect for me. Very easy to sail singlehanded, always feels stable, regardless of conditions (Gulfstream, 10-12' seas, 25kt winds). I made minor changes from factory original (e.g., SSB, a/c, 720 amp housebank, 150 amp alternator and the much loved bow-thruster) but all in all is pretty much as Gozzard sets the vessel up. Of course I'd like the 44' but...for my purposes mines great. Took the boat to FL last year, 1/2 with a crew...1/2 solo. Both experiences were rewarding, clearly with a crew (3 guys) it's easier offshore...but solo was in many ways the most rewarding. Picked up 'bad' fuel on my return from Miami, hence the reference to Gozzard being overbuilt....Had to completely replace the fuel line from the bow to the engine....Gozzard wire ties the fuel line every 10-12 inches it seemed, requiring me to remove the galley for access......not fun.....but makes you respect the quality that goes, often unnoticed into the Gozzards. I absolutely love this boat.would buy another without a second thought.....and plan to do another offshore adventure next yr.
Mike Campbell
'Gratitude'
Lower Chesapeake Bay
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Review Date: Wed February 7, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sea-kindly, well-built, spacious interior, good storage, great-looking, good-sized engine
Cons: none

Very sea-kindly, forgiving blue-water cruiser --cut-away forefoot and aft 'bite' from an otherwise full keel design gives great tracking and heaving-to ability with protected propeller and skeg protected rudder. Wide bow pulpit permits mounting a 44 lb CQR and a 44 lb Bruce together, either of which can be employed and recovered without interfering with the other. Sail lines are simple and easily controlled from cockpit. Good visibility from helm. Boat has a low or 'half' hard dodger which provides great shelter from wind or sea. Standard dinghy davits and fold-down transom swim platform provide excellent ease-of-use for access to or loading/unloading dinghy.

Surprisngly quick sailer in light winds ---realistic cruising speed under sail is between 6 and 7.5 knots. Not a tender boat, has good stability but need to put first reef in main at about 18 knots to reduce excessive helm

Very spacious interior --well lit and with excellent wood and joinery work makes living aboard enjoyable. (See other reviews as to innovative lay-out/design).Two cabin-top butterfly hatches provide good ventilation. Cockpit is roomy and with centre console and large fold-down table is a great at-anchor entertainment spot for 6-8 people. Lots of storage space, roomy cockpit lazarettes, lots of space to add things like watermaker, etc. Galley is well-laid out with good working surfaces. Roomy head with shower. No interior leaks --ports are top-line.

Very classy looking boat too --clipper bow, cutter-rig and mahogany wood accents --attracts many comments and questions.

In Fall of 2005, my wife and I sailed from Vancouver to Manzanillo Mexico--we were basically 'newbies' this being our first long-distance cruise. Our boat's cutter-rig and triple reefed main permitted us to successfully run downwind in 32-35 knot winds and 15-20 ft seas off of Oregon -and all the time the boat tracked well with little discomfort. Later in Mexico, while motoring on various night passages we repeatedly motored over fishing lines/nets without problems without getting caught up while our friends with fin-keel and unprotected prop got tangled in the lines. Boat is powered with a large engine (52 HP) permitting you to economically motor-cruise at 6 - 7 knots and with sufficient power to bash through opposing waves/currents.

All in all a great boat whether as a blue-water cruiser or a coastal cruiser or at the dock.
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