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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

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We are looking at a Sparkman & Stephens designed 1970 Comanche 42, built by Chris Craft.
We intend to sail it on the West coast, and eventually cross the pacific.
We haven't been able to find much information on the build quality of the boat, and of Chris Craft as a builder. The design pedigree is strong, but we'd like to know more about Chris Craft as a builder.

Does anyone have any info about this boat, especially whether its build quality is up to crossing oceans?
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A year or two ago, Good Old Boat ("GOB") did an article on a company somewhere in the mid-west/east that specialized in refurbishing Christ Craft Sailboats. You might click over to the GOB web site and contact the editor, Karen Larsen, who can direct you to the article and, through that, the Company involved, which I am sure can answer all of your questions.

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Thanks so much for your reply! Thats exactly the kind of info we were looking for.
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Greg, a boat THAT OLD ... seriously, don't even think of crossing oceans without a well qualified structural inspection. Meaning; stringers, keel bolts if it has them, chain plates, deck to hull joint, and moisture content of the substrate below the water line.

There was a MASTHEAD RIG available also on that boat. per Sparkman and Stevens web site (copy protected)
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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

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Greg, a boat THAT OLD ... seriously, don't even think of crossing oceans without a well qualified structural inspection. Meaning; stringers, keel bolts if it has them, chain plates, deck to hull joint, and moisture content of the substrate below the water line.

There was a MASTHEAD RIG available also on that boat. per Sparkman and Stevens web site (copy protected)
Sparkman & Stephens: Design 1867 - Chris Craft Comanche 42
I see MaryLou posted at the end of that link - she is Glenn's wife.

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I agree, any boat decades old needs a good inspection before going offshore. Hopefully you will be getting a survey. Having said that Chris Craft was a good builder and didn't skimp. Are you looking at a local Commanche or the one in Connecticut? I know Glenn looked at one on each coast before he bought the one in Maine. Even then it went through a complete (expensive) re-build, including the entire hull/deck join. He has sailed the roaring 40's before and certainly didn't want any weak points.
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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

If you are looking at the blue one that is berthed near the north end of the GG bridge, be aware that it has been for sale for many years now. IIRC it was stated as having a major refit/rebuild around '08 and has been on the market ever since. The price of around $40K didn't seem bad at all considering the amount of work said to have been done.

Given all that, I would have concerns that there is something about it to have concerns about.

P.S. gorgeous boats - I used to see one in Bell Haven and lusted after it.
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Good day from St. Thomas! I sail on a gorgeous Comanche 42 every day, as first mate on a day sail charter boat. The owners have sailed her 35 times between St. Thomas and Maine. Nearly 1800 miles of open ocean twice a year. From their stories and my experience, she is a great boat! Have fun with yours!
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