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Dickerson 37 Cutter
I looked at "Moondancer" on line as well.The boat is referred to as one of "The World''s Best Sailboats" in a book by Ferenc Mate. I must confess I don''t know whom Mr.Mate is, but below were a few concerns I had with the boat:
"The construction of the 37 is as straightforward as her design. The hull is balsa cored (which after all is said and done will prove to be the best and most long-lasting core material), or Airex cored, if the owner wishes. The deck is cored as well, and attached by the usual flange-and-through-bolt system using 5200 bedding compound. With a son you actually get a double seal, for the cap and rubrail form a second bedded barrier against leaks."
While all the coring might be sound, IMO it''s diffinately something that should be looked at,and surveyed very carefully.I don''t know what the PHRF is on this boat.The only info.I could find (didn''t look long though) was on the Dickerson 37 Ketch,which had a PHRF of 177.