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Krogen 38 Cutter with Keel

I'm interested in your thoughts on the Krogen 38 Cutter, Keel version. This boat was made with a 38ft hull and was offered in a two centerboard and a keel version with a bowsprit for flying a genoa.

The boat is listed here on yachtworld Krogen 38 listing on Yachtworld and there is additional information about the Krogen 38 at this site. If you want to take a look or know something from experience please let me know. Another page with info is here

My wife and I want the boat to cruise south from San Diego to Mexico and across the Panama Canal to Cruise the Caribbean.

What I really like about the boat (short list):
  • The boat has been described as sturdy and well built.
  • Ample storage room inside
  • 2 cabin design
  • Hydronic Heat
  • Cutter rig
  • Anchor and windlass with 300' of chain

What my wife likes
  • Big closets for storage space
  • Large comfy cockpit for sundowners and sailing

What I don't Like:
  • Canvas is old and starting to tear
  • Fuel leak in the bilge ("Seal replaced recently")
  • Outlets are not GFCI
  • No handholds on the deck forward to douse sail in rough weather

What do you think?

-Nate
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I know a delivery captain that has a Krogen 38, the twin swing keel version. He states it is a stiff boat and sails well, plenty of storage and built like a brick $#%^ house (shows his age). It's definitely an interesting boat, I have shared drinks on the boat but never sailed with him. If a fixed keel version of the boat was available on the east coast, I would definitely be interested in taking a look with a view to purchase, I like the flush deck, it gives a lot of space below decks.
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I looked at a couple and liked the internal layout for liveaboard purposes.

You could easily add granny bars at the mast and jackstays to clip on to.

At 1600 hours the engine is pretty young but I wonder why the seals were replaced ? The rear c/shaft seal is a known leakage point.

I would definitely want a fixed keel one as both the ones I looked at were swing keel and both had evidence of leakage from the keel trunks.
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Thanks for the replies. The only word on the engine hours is that the owners didn't do much sailing when making trips up to Alaska and back. What my wife and I want is a good comfortable liveaboard for 3 years in San Diego and then a good floating home so we can travel and visit new places. I made an offer that was not accepted. We're going to keep looking and maybe up the offer after a while.
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If a fixed keel version of the boat was available on the east coast, I would definitely be interested in taking a look with a view to purchase, I like the flush deck, it gives a lot of space below decks.

There is a fixed keel one in NJ. 1983 Krogen fixed keel Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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