Feedback on the Farr 39 ML - 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 05-15-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SVEtosha is on a distinguished road
Feedback on the Farr 39 ML

I have an Aussie mate who is thinking of purchasing a Farr 39 ML & he was after feedback from anyone who has sailed or owned one.

How do they perform?
As he will be racing it offshore on the east coast of oz, how do they handle rough seas & swells?
Has there been any reports of bulkheads cracking?
Do they slam in rough weather?
Are they a heavy weather performer?
What is a good number of crew to have on board?
Do you have to jack up the mast prior to going racing or is the mast permantly stepped on the keel?

Any other feedback or input/advice would be much appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows of one for sail, I would like to hear about that also.

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-15-2011
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is online now
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,314
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Our resident Farr expert is Jeff_H but he is away for a few weeks. I'd check back in later.
__________________
Andrew B

“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.” Terry Pratchett
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-15-2011
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,644
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
puddinglegs races on an F39, not sure "WHICH" F39 model etc. but it is a quick SOB! There are two of them here in Puget Sound, a bit away from OZ.........

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-15-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SVEtosha is on a distinguished road
Ok, thanks for that. I'll wait to hear from Jeff, puddinglegs or others that may have answers to my questions.
Thanks again
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-16-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
puddinlegs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVEtosha View Post
I have an Aussie mate who is thinking of purchasing a Farr 39 ML & he was after feedback from anyone who has sailed or owned one.

How do they perform?
As he will be racing it offshore on the east coast of oz, how do they handle rough seas & swells?
Has there been any reports of bulkheads cracking?
Do they slam in rough weather?
Are they a heavy weather performer?
What is a good number of crew to have on board?
Do you have to jack up the mast prior to going racing or is the mast permantly stepped on the keel?

Any other feedback or input/advice would be much appreciated.

Also, if anyone knows of one for sail, I would like to hear about that also.

Thanks.
Quick answers as time is short, but here you go:

Mast is keel stepped. Crew, 8-11 depending on what type of racing you're doing. The more weight on the rail upwind in a blow, the better. I haven't been on the boat in any really scary weather, steady 35 with gust to 45 is about it. Yes, it can slam upwind depending on the wave pattern. The boat drives very well and surfs easily downwind. The speedo seems to stop at around 16kts because the paddle leaves the water, so I'm sure we've gone faster. Structural stuff, Mark Lindsey built boats are regarded as being higher in quality than the Carroll marine boats, but I don't know anything about bulkhead issues.

Questions for you are what rating system are you planning to sail under? What boat is your friend currently sailing? The rig is runner dependent and will take a pretty big hit in IRC if I remember correctly. PHRF rating locally is 18. It doesn't really have a weak point of sail and will charge upwind as well as surfing downwind as mentioned above. You should also contact the guys at mauri pro sailing as they owned and campaigned one for a long while and will know more about the boat than I'll ever hope to. Mauri Pro Sailing - Sailboat Hardware, Sailing Gear and Sailboat Equipment
It'd also be worth posting the same question on sailing anarchy as I'm sure you'll find more folks there that are familiar with the ML.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-16-2011
Ilenart's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West Australia
Posts: 507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
Ilenart is on a distinguished road
A couple of Farr yachts just completed the Fremantle to Bali yacht race / rally. Not sure what sort of Farr's they were, however a couple were around 38-39 feet. Details here.

Ilenart
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 05-16-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
SVEtosha is on a distinguished road
Thanks Puddinlegs for the very "quick" response, most helpful indeed. What is the 39 that you sail on & where do you do your sailing?

Thanks also to Ilenart, I will check out the link to see what they were, much appreciated.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 05-16-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,370
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
puddinlegs is on a distinguished road
Etosha, check your PM.
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
Farr 24 mikehoyt Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 06-20-2010 04:30 PM
New Farr 727 PeterWallington Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 03-14-2007 12:07 PM
Farr 30 Ericsun Boat Review and Purchase Forum 5 08-19-2006 10:05 AM
If ya got a second 85 40''farr vs 76 42'' c&c dshearn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 07-05-2004 08:19 AM
First 40.7 & Farr 395 verticalmoves Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 10-08-2000 01:37 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:15 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