Tayana 42 or PS 37 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By sailak
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 1 Week Ago
afrinus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 4
afrinus is on a distinguished road
Tayana 42 or PS 37

Been boat shopping, found two that speak to me- an 84 Tayana Vancouver 42 and a 87 PS 37. Yes, I know they're totally different boats, but I'm looking for an off shore capable cruiser that the admiral can be comfortable in.

What can you tell me about how these boats sail and handle? (Mostly sailing short handed)

Order of magnitude difference in maintenance between a 42 and 37? (Tayanna has teak decks that need to be replaced within the next 5 years or so, but it is about 15k less)

What about exterior vs interior chain plates? (Pros and cons)

Both boats have Perkins engines with about 1200 hours on them, otherwise similarly equipped.

Thanks
__________________
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water" - Rabindranath Tagore
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Yorksailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pacific side of Panama
Posts: 456
Thanks: 12
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 5
Yorksailor is on a distinguished road
Re: Tayana 42 or PS 37

Old teak decks can be a big problem if water has entered the core through the fittings. Out Tayana 55 is 30 years old and 5 years ago we took up the teak and relaid it as the original teak was 10mm and there was still 6mm left. We used a 2 inch hole saw to core the outer skin of the deck in several places and the balsa was pristine!

The job was done in Cartagena Columbia, took 5 weeks and the total bill including labor and 100 tubes of Silaflex was $3,800 but if you wanted new teak you would need a new mortgage.

It speaks highly for the workmanship of the Tayana Yard but I would want reassurance that the balsa core, if that is how the 42 was built, is sound.

Our chain plates are internal and the internal turnbuckles were originally 'home made' in Taiwan and had to be replaced. The were very under engineered!

Good luck Phil

Last edited by Yorksailor; 1 Week Ago at 06:04 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 1 Week Ago
TQA's Avatar
TQA TQA is online now
Bombay Explorer 44
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,561
Thanks: 0
Thanked 41 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 6
TQA is on a distinguished road
Re: Tayana 42 or PS 37

1200 hours on Perkins diesel is just about run in.

Those old teak decks are a potential money pit unless you can get somewhere labor is cheap. Even then budget 20k in case you have a wet core.

Last edited by TQA; 1 Week Ago at 10:03 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 1 Week Ago
aeventyr60's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Andaman Sea
Posts: 1,512
Thanks: 5
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 4
aeventyr60 is on a distinguished road
Re: Tayana 42 or PS 37

Friends of mine had a teak deck replaced on a Tayana 42 for 8K in Thailand a year or so ago. There is a you tube video on it. Google it as I can't remember the title.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



"Your dreams minus your doubts equals your net worth"

Life is a short journey, filled with emptiness and pain. Get all the sailing and booty you can.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 6 Days Ago
sailak's Avatar
Crealock 37
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 488
Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 8
sailak is on a distinguished road
Re: Tayana 42 or PS 37

I have a Crealock 37 that my wife and I cruise in. I generally single-hand while the Admiral enjoys the view. The boat is easy to handle and performs quite well. On the last sail of this season a friend and I were tacking out of the bay with 12-16 knots true wind, boat speed was 6.5 to 7.5 knots and about 50 degrees off the true wind.

Good tankage (mine has the 2nd fuel tank) and storage. There is space that can be used for water makers, etc if desired.

The quarter berth is really only a single, we use it for storage. With guests aboard we use the settee which makes into a double and were comfortable with 4 adults aboard.

Getting around on deck is okay, port side is a bit tight foot room wise due to the furler line blocks along the stanchions and it is a bit tight getting around the running backstays if used.

I like the cutter sail plan. With our usual 18-20 knots I use a reefed main with staysail only to tack out of the bay getting about 5 knots boat speed while keeping heel angle down around 10 degrees (spelled that happy Admiral).

Build quality is excellent. The longer I have Elnora and the more I explore/work on her the better I like the design. The boat was obviously designed and built by people who have experience with boats both building them and sailing on them.

Here's a video of some single-handed tacking.
SecondWindNC likes this.
__________________
Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tayana 55 johnjkolosky SailNet FAQ 2 10-10-2012 07:25 PM
Tayana's fosterm General Discussion (sailing related) 1 11-12-2006 09:03 PM
tayana 37 bradphoto Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 03-03-2006 12:12 AM
Tayana 37 ughmo2000 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 10-27-2004 05:51 AM
Tayana h2ojem Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 08-18-2003 03:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:11 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.