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post #5 of Old 04-01-2004
WHOOSH
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A circumnavigation?

Jerry, you need to look carefully for that comma...but yes, I did mean the Maine-built Mariner 36 (vs. several iterations of a same-named boat from the Far East).

Most owners of Tayana 37 boats with whom I meet out cruising like their boats (altho'' you''ll find that virtually *everyone* likes their boat while owning/sailing it...) altho'' some of the negatives tend to be:
- tank construction
- all that wood (to maintain in some fashion)
- build quality (I''ve seen new T37''s miserably fail an initial survey, apparently due to less reliable build quality)
- despite a tall mast, less satisfying light wind sailing when loaded up

Something we could all discuss more thoroughly on this BB is the whole issue of ergonomics. For me, a T37 just doesn''t seem to work well - I don''t naturally ''fit'' in some of the work spaces on the boat (I''m 6'' and 175#). This is one of a hundred reasons why different folks view a given boat differently; be sure to ''try it on'' when you get to the shopping stage.

Jack
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