Nauticat 36, is she Blue?
I find the nauticat 36 very attractive.
would you consider this boat as an ocean going?
I'v no doubts regarding Sitala high standards of construction
but i'v never actually sailed one of them, only impressed by photos and layouts, found on the net.
thanks for your comments
I think TrueBlue is going to be your guy, I'm sure he'll be in shortly :)
You might want to join the Yahoo Nauticat Group, which is frequented by mostly Nauticat owners, but admirers and wanna-be owners are also welcome. The site has the typically unfriendly Yahoo forum format, but once you learn how to navigate through the hundred's of archived pages there's much to learn from experienced Nauticat sailors.
Personally, I've never sailed a N36, but since the lines are similar to my 33, which I recently sold, I have also admired them. Certainly more space in the aft cabin, but the pilothouse and forward cabins are similarly sized to the 33. The standard Lehman Turbo 90 hp diesel is also identical.
If you haven't already done so, another organization is The North American Nauticat Association, where you'll find a listing of all known hull numbers, history and maintenance information. The Nauticat Finland site will give you info on the currently produced models - which, aside from the Traditional Motorsailers, are designed as higher performance, bluewater cruising sailboats.
The first Traditional N36 was produced in 1983 as a motorsailer, so the "pure" sailing performance will be disappointing, compared to many other sailboats of equal LOA. Comfort, durability and high quality are what you receive in return for it's lackluster sailing abilities.
I had my tall-rig N33 sailing close to hull speed and in fact, reached that during her sea trial last month. The new owner was certainly pleased enough. Not sure if the N36 was/is available with the tall rig, modified fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, but I would advise you to choose that option over the shoal draft models - if sailing performance has greater importance over navigating skinny water.
There's a wealth of information on these boats and owners are very proud of them. Christy Leigh, another SailNet member with the newer model N-331, has done some research on making his "Traditional" model more- bluewater capable. It has to do with the vast amount of pilothouse glass and port/starboard sliding doors.
Are you nuts????
Don't you read sailnet????
Please....let me help you...
You need at least...at least...at least...and I mean bare minimum...a boat that is pre-1984, with a hull thickness ( a good thing I read here, of at least 15 Inches, accept no less...it will save your bacon in a storm and in collisions against telephone poles, whales and sunken tankers....everyone here knows that a boat that doen't have a full keel is no good....so you need something with a long keel, the longer the better.....you also need water proof windows and ports, and should make blanks for each opening in 2 feet thick plywood, make sure you epoxy it,,because you will need it to make a rudder whgen you lose your rudder and boats can't be sailed with no rudder....
For sailing abilities, you will need vast qwuantities of wood trimings outside, with complicated engravings and varnishable..everyone knows wood need varnish to make the boat sail good...Ahhh no play with rudders, a skeg hun is minimla, and make it iron...don't want the thing to develop blisters and quit....NO FOLDING PROPS..they are not suited for Blue water boats, as they reduce drag...you will need drag, when the storm hits and you can cocoon your self inside and come out when the sun shines...it's what they recommend...hence the bullet proof boat....ahh you need wood work inside, dark sober, heavy woodwork, to reduce free space, so in case of a knockroach you don't get tossed around..and bang your head..the less space you have inside the better....so the smaller inside the better....I repeat..
Now...everyone knows you need two masts, minimum, no use whatsoever, but makes the boat blue water, and you can control sailing (wich you will not do anyway), so a 350HP diesel is in line, I recommed one with at least 3 shafts....
Then, you need at least 5 GPS, 3 radar and a lot of dials and gauges...blue water boats have them....
A few BBQ in the stern and you're all set...you also need a heavy 45ton davit in the stern with a dinghy, preferaby one of those from the Titanic, and MORE IMPORTANT..A CANOE STERN...no Blue Water is really blue water without the CANOE STERN...everyone knows that...geeee
By the way...I have the boat here for you..
Don't worry about the small sails, because you have no space...you will not be sailing anyway...
Shouldn't you be doing your school homework? Or at least, go play with your toys.
And you?? Work??? really?? ohh I'm sorry......:D :D :D :D
Você suga, bastardo sujo!! ;)
TB...we need to talk....
we don't really say "Você suga", because that has no meaning in Portuguese...
I know you want to say "you suck", and when you translate to Portuguese, it means "YOU VACCUM CLEAN"...
What you can say if you want to say I suck is "Não prestas" ...
So you should say:
Giu, tu não prestas, seu bastardo sujo....OK????
Now go play with your scrotum.....
Hey, you can't blame me, the ignorant American. The extent of my Portuguese grammar is gleaned from babelfish.com.
Besides - the OP said he finds Nauticat 36s attractive, not your idea of the typical SailNet boat . . . OK???
Thank you True Blue
For your detailed answer.
Sailing performance, at least the way I see it, is less important as safety issues. Indeed the slide doors on the pilot house sides do seems to raise questions. If there is a solution to that problem it would be intersting to hear.
Owning a nauticat is adream of mine. I do quite a bit of reading and still struggling to figure out wich type of nauticat would serve my plans best.
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