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Info on Comanche 42?

Hello!
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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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

Hey Greg;
I know little to nothing that will help answer your question, but I needed to respond nonetheless...
These boats are nothing less than STUNNING to look at. We were in the market for a larger boat a few years ago, and the Comanche was on the very short list of boats I was interested in, based purely on looks. Unfortunately, there just aren't enough berths to suit my family.

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Just so we all know the boat under discussion... but sorry, don't have anything else useful to add...


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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

http://www.djerickson.com/ccsail/photos/com42_bro.pdf

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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

There's a fellow named Glen Wakefield sailing one of these around the world right now. He just entered the Indian Ocean a couple of days ago.
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Glenn has the PDF of the original brochure on his site also.
http://www.djerickson.com/ccsail/photos/com42_bro.pdf

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Hey Everyone
Thanks for the links. I have seen all that info already, though, and am still hoping that someone here might have more information.....
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Hey Everyone
Thanks for the links. I have seen all that info already, though, and am still hoping that someone here might have more information.....
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maybe you need to be more specific? They are OLD boats no mistake there. Also you can contact Glenn on his site maybe ask some direct questions.

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Re: Info on Comanche 42?

I did some work on Glenn's boat before he left. I was impressed. But as posted with a boat that old there will be problems unless the work has been done already. Design pedigree is first class - S&S. Very similar to the Swan 43 of the same era. The owner of Chris Craft at that time was a sailor - I don't know of any other powerboat builders that did as good job on their sailboats, design or build quality.

Glenn averaged almost 120 miles per day through the Pacific from Victoria to New Zealand.

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Brian
Thanks so much for your reply! Thats exactly the kind of info we were looking for.
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