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Re: Chris Craft 35'''' Sail Yacht?
Yes, I do realize that this answer is about 8 yrs late but I see the need for it here since the responses concerning this GREAT boat are lacking. Also I want to be very clear that the SailYacht 35 and the following Carribean model share only a hull form in common and not much else! I have owned a 1964 SailYacht 35 for almost 3 yrs now. I find it to be an excellent boat for anyone wishing to cruise bluewater short-handed. Salacia is a very heavily constructed little ship and has never disappointed me in any way. To correct an erroneous statement made in other comments here I would point out that the hull AND deck are solid fiberglass with NO coring anywhere. The main thing to look for in these boats is the cabin trunk condition as they were made of beautiful mahogany wood, glassed over by most as mine was, and victim to wood rot if leaks have been allowed over long periods of time. An easy fix even if so, but something to definitely look for. The only other unusual problem I have had was in rebuilding the shaft log, as it is so much more robustly designed than modern boats and requires a bit more effort and knowledge to replace. Rather than being a few inches long the shaft log SS liner is around 3 ft in length and difficult to dislodge and remove compared to the 9 in ones you see now. But the fact is it went 50 yrs without a problem before repair was needed. My gal is outfitted with a Perkins 50 HP diesel which operates very well and dependably. With proper rigging she is easily sailed by one person and does surprisingly well on all points of sail. Not a racer per se but not a slouch at all. Overall a very safe and sturdily built craft which I feel very lucky to own. BTW, I bought her for only 9k USD and after 20k in repairs and mods have a very cruise-worthy little ship I would take anywhere, across oceans or along a coast.
Last edited by Bonzai; 12-20-2013 at 09:28 AM.
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