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post #6 of Old 08-16-2006
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I used to crew on a T-41 and have done a lot of cruising on a T-37. The 41 is a good offshore boat capable of handling heavy weather. I would think that the small cockpit and small, steep companion way might get a little old after awhile. The interior is fairly deep, and dark and unless your 6' tall you wont be able to see out a port light. The engine is also very small to save weight I believe it might have only been 15 HP.
The 37 I sail on is an older model But much more cruising oriented in my opinion. Nice bright interior, large cockpit good storage space. I believe a 37 from the early 80's might fetch around $85,000 which seems well worth it.
Both boats sail well but the 41 is a pig in light air while the 37 just keeps gliding along.
The steering on the 41 felt a bit stiff but was well balanced in moderate conditions without having to make too many sail adjustments.

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