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Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Thanks again for this Honu. It's fun to hear your experiences from way back then. My diesel tanks are black iron, which may cause me grief at some point. My porthole drains don't drain well, and now that you mention it, I do think there is a nice butterfly join in my cockpit teak combing. We just got rid of the holding tank (went to a composting head), and I'm installing a new propane stove right now (although there is an old one in there right now).

The boats are incredibly well built, with beautiful wood and joinery, very thick and solid hulls & deck, and very strong spars. My boat's standing rigging has been re-done at least once (I'm the fourth owner), and the teak handrails and boomkin have been replaced with stainless on mine.

No surprise, but I love my Rafiki. We've only had her for four years now, but I hope it is my final boat.

Thanks for the info and your reflections on them. Much appreciated.
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