The NY 36 was commissioned by a group of NYYC members as a OD racer under a competitive bid process. The 88 boats were built to a spec and build book commissioned by the NYYC members.
The hull is solid hand laid fiberglass - NY36 hulls never had core issues, because they do not have cores ! The TPI JBosts had well known issues with their hull cores and massive warranty claims.
The boat was intended by the NYYC members not to have the excesses of IOR boats ( especially downwind ). These IOR excesses were recognized at the time of design of the NY 36.
The boat was never intended to be an all out racer, but it was a racer with some civilized characteristics. These days the boats should be a bargain Couple's cruiser.
I always thought it was a great overlooked boat, a bit slow compared to it's full blown racer peers, but the NY36 has a big enough rudder and keel to keep her on her feet.
BTW - The Molds and all tooling are still in reasonable condition.
Last edited by WDS123; 10-25-2011 at 11:35 PM.