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Re: Nauticat 38 for offshore sailing. Thoughts?
I have sailed a Nauticat 37 (sloop rigged). But not a 38.
I checked some pictures on yachtworld and there are some similarities.
The teak rails are nice and sturdy, but once past a beam reach I found that an outboard barber hauler was necessary to prevent chafe on the jib sheet.
The pilot house does result in a high centre of effort in the main which can lead to tenderness. The one sailed had a tall rig as well.
The hydraulic steering was a little tricky. You have to remember to transfer control.
Engine access was via the saloon floor. There were two layers to remove. The floors are secured well.
The workmanship was great.
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Last edited by jackdale; 03-13-2014 at 08:01 PM.