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3 Weeks Ago 10:23 AM
Carrie.a.gordon
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

I'm working a few threads. Lol. I was hoping some 35 owners might be watching!
3 Weeks Ago 10:21 AM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Ah, I think I understand; the ceiling liner? I've not heard of another boat with this happening, but that doesn't mean it's not out there. I suppose you could replace that with any flexible paneling.

Maybe you should post some pics. You might also consider staring a Rafiki 35 thread, or perhaps one looking at liner rotting problems. I bet most SNers ignore this thread since very few people own Rafiki 37s.
3 Weeks Ago 09:57 AM
Carrie.a.gordon
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Well. I'm not sure vinyl is the right word for it.
3 Weeks Ago 09:55 AM
Carrie.a.gordon
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

No, the woodwork is all intact. Thank goodness. It's just the wood liner that's covered in vinyl.
3 Weeks Ago 09:53 AM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Hi Carrie.a.gordon, as I'm sure you know, the 37s are quite different than the 35s (although there are similarities as well). When you say the cabin house liner is rotted, are you talking about the teak? That would be a shame. But I don't know what you mean by replace with foam.

I'm not on my boat right now (so can't take pics), but there's no issues with our compression post. That would be a bad sign for any boat.
3 Weeks Ago 09:20 AM
Carrie.a.gordon Hi all, I'm looking at a Rafiki 35. The cabinhouse liner is totally rotten, which seems to be a pretty common thing. Was just curious how the replacement with foam went, and also was wondering what the bottom of the compression post looks like in other rafikis, where it meets the keel under be cabin sole. Looks like someone might have done some work on this one, we can see some compression up top for sure, but we have nothing to compare it to. If anyone has or can take any photos I would appreciate it greatly.
3 Weeks Ago 04:54 PM
kunkwriter
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Thanks, Mike. Yeah, we weren't paying attention, just cruising along on a beam reach and just got swiped. We were on the face of a large swell at the time as well so everything happened fast. I'll mend. Hurts like hell, though.

Best,

Tony
3 Weeks Ago 03:30 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Quote:
Originally Posted by kunkwriter View Post
I have steel tanks in mine and don't have any problems that I can see. Fuel is clean and tanks are solid. I have heard of others claiming rust, so mine may not be the originals, but I don't see how they could have been replaced looking at their 'arrangement'. Just took the boat out to the Farallon Islands this week. Had a major knock down (a gust I should have seen coming), and she laid over and held solid with the rail just above the water. I broke my wrist in the fall but our Rafiki popped back up like a champ without losing much hull speed. Love our boat.
That must have been one hell of a gust. Our boats sure don't go over easy. Wrists can be nasty breaks. Hope you're on the mend.
3 Weeks Ago 02:16 PM
clammerk1
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Mike
Thank you also I do like the boat and didn't know if the tanks were a major problem,2 for 2 says no so I am happy about that.Also happy to find this forum.Gregg
3 Weeks Ago 02:14 PM
clammerk1
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Thanks Kunkwriter,I have a Cal 25 in Richmond and would love to see you boat.I have 2 good hands if you need a hand.Is there a way to look in the tanks?
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