Vagabond 38 - 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? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-23-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
wjurewitz is on a distinguished road
Vagabond 38

I would like to get any info on the Vagabond 38 - whether it is good for long term cruising. ?Offshore?

Bill
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-24-2008
Ilenart's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Australia
Posts: 506
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Ilenart is on a distinguished road
Don't know much about about the Vagabond 38, however I saw this website that details a Vagabond 42 cruising, including an Atlantic crossing

El Vagabond

I also understand that the builder, Bluewater Yacht Builders is still in operation in Taiwan, though they now concentrate on larger yachts. Also the designer, George Stadel III also designed the 42.

Also note that there is a Vagabond email list on this website. You might want to try posting your query on the list, though it has'nt seen much usage (1 posting this year).

Messages

Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-25-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
The V38 is a very different boat than the V42 or V47. Nice room, tankage and stowage for full time cruising, generally no teak decks and a fin keel with skeg rudder and medium displacement. Should be decent under sail.
Of course, condition is everything in this age boat...but if you get a good survey...you could do far worse than this boat.
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-25-2008
Ilenart's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Australia
Posts: 506
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Ilenart is on a distinguished road
Cam, the Vagabond 42 is also a very different boat to the V47. For example the V42 has a fin keel and a skeg rudder as well.

Here are some photos







That'd why I thought the V42 and V38 maybe similar. But I could be wrong.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-25-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
True...but very different hull forms from the 38 and clipper bow and big turns at the bilge in a CC design. The only "family" look the 38 has is down below, where the teak stave interior is warm and beautiful just like her big sisters!
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-07-2010
gorwits's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
gorwits is on a distinguished road
Great boat

I noticed your conversation re the Westwind 38. I have owned one for over five years and it is a great boat. Very comfortable and safe in a blow.
Not sure if you are still looking for one but ours is now for sale, if you want info and pics please email me (I can't post a link as I dont have enough post counts)


If you have already found one good luck and happy sailing
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 12-09-2010
gorwits's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
gorwits is on a distinguished road
The Westwind is suitable for long distant cruising and very comfortable offshore
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 12-09-2010
gorwits's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
gorwits is on a distinguished road
If you want to see more pictures of a Westwind 38 here is the link to my web page
Home Page
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 09-30-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Orestes is on a distinguished road
Re: Great boat

[QUOTE=gorwits;629973]I noticed your conversation re the Westwind 38. I have owned one for over five years and it is a great boat. Very comfortable and safe in a blow.
Not sure if you are still looking for one but ours is now for sale, if you want info and pics please email me (I can't post a link as I dont have enough post counts)

Looking for one now - wood hull
Can you send me some info and pricing?
Orestes
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 09-30-2012
zeehag's Avatar
snake charmer, cat herder
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: refitting a formosa in exotic tropical locations....
Posts: 1,718
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 7
zeehag is on a distinguished road
Re: Vagabond 38

vagabond is a good marque with go anywhere capability. can do whole lot worse.
__________________

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

formosa 41, cruising tropics


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


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

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




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
Looking for Vagabond 47 Owners JadeDragon General Discussion (sailing related) 5 4 Weeks Ago 07:04 PM
Vagabond Sailboat WallyMacKinnon Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 12-12-2010 07:40 PM
Vagabond 17 jim_b Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 07-07-2010 07:10 PM
42 Vagabond ? firstafair Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 09-13-2006 09:23 AM
42 Vagabond ? firstafair Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 09-09-2006 12:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 AM.

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.