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Hans Christian 33 & Caliber 40 LRC

I would be interested in the collective wisdom regarding these two boats for offshore sailing by a short-handed or singlehanded crew. I am attracted to the tankage of the Caliber (220 gals of fuel!) as well as her layout, sailplan and sturdy construction. The HC 33 is more on the heavy "Westsail" side of the equation, but offers an efficient layout and lots of stowage space. Any thoughts?

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I have got the 36 EO Union double-ender.... very similar to the HC design.

It's a classy shape, and well-behaved.

Beware of Tiawanese "efficiencies" though, at lest for my (1977) era. Typical was the welding of the stainless water tank with "normal" weld electrodes (quick-rust and perforation guaranteed and a frightening amount of work even to recover some of the capacity), a stern-tube lay-up that would get the yard foreman jailed if it happened here (I would have strangled him on the spot), and very poor "marine" plywood locker materials.

I have fixed most of it by now, and the relationship has improved.

I know little of the Caliber 40, but it will dwarf that 33 HC. The 36 HC will be a closer call for me but not the 33.

I think I would go for the 40.

Watch the build quality, whatever you do..... but then you know that. There is enough trouble in the world without buying it.
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Being a Caliber 40 owner you can guess my choice .. I would add tho that tankage is not the only reason for choosing a Caliber.. I like the modified full keel, quality equipment, excellent ventilation, great storage, ease to sail ( my last boat was a Catalina 27) and a manufacture still around that keeps a file on every boat they have built.


Really an Apples and Oranges choice.

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I'm glad it pleases you TAK.

You've got a boat that does it for you.... it's a rich blessing.

Mine does (now), but there have been some dark moments.... mostly tankage and next to impossible to fix completely.... the old Tiawanese rumour made bad.

Only her classy shape has saved her from flagellation... an EO Union 36.

We meet tomorrow, again, on Loch Ness.
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