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post #11 of 14 Old 04-06-2011
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A couple of years back the Wombet and I very nearly bought a Passport 42 (Stan Huntingford not Bob Perry). Deck was pretty much shot, black iron fuel tanks were rotten, holding tank also gone to god. One bulkhead had a rotten base under the floorboards and the interior needed a complete re varnish. Electricals had been "improved" over the years and were now a complete mess, much of the electronic equipment was at the end of its useable life. . All in all about what you would expect for a Taiwanese / Chinese boat of that era. OK so not a Union but it was of the same vintage and origin and this was a boat built for Passport.

The Unions, for what they are , are nice boats overall but for my money given their origin and issues like decks and the rest would be best avoided unless an absolutely top notch example of the breed.

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I have got a Union 36, from 1977.
The decks do leak. I just live with it.
The chainplates leak also. I plan to catch the water drips and duct them to the bilge (next project).
The tanks were poor, particularly the water tank that was stainless but welded with wire rods (so it leaked like a sieve). That one really stung me.
The stern tube leaked horribly.
I fixed all that.
It is still a good ship, and good in a big sea.
And undeniably pretty.
And I am keeping it, now 19 years on.

And yes, perhaps the Cape George 36 is a better constructed ship. It looks better constructed. Here is one....

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1975.../United-States

....but it is two years older than my Union Polaris 36.

And three times the price.

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There are two nice fesh water unions down in Chicago. One a 36 and one a 32.
You can find them on Yachtworld. I am going to check out a 38 Shannon in the same yard and will report if they meet the "standard" of excellence. Alot of great boats up here to be had at a discount this winter season. Plus no snow to speak of , yet, so a good time to look.
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