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01-07-2017 10:44 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Is your boat a ketch, or a sloop? I'm looking at a Soverel 37 for sale, in sloop configuration, but the only data I find on for the S37 is for a ketch rig. If they were factory built as sloops also, that would be reassuring to find out. However, I'm wary if the one for sail simply had the mizzen rigging removed.

I'm having trouble finding information about this boat on the Web, so any other advice would be appreciated, such as generic weak points of this model that are likely to need repair/replacement, to check when buying a boat.
06-22-2016 11:38 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Does anyone know the bridge clearance height for a Soverel 37 ketch?
03-09-2014 11:47 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Talked the wife into a new electric windlass and if all goes good I will be looking for a new home for my Seatiger 555.
10-31-2013 05:39 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

I have a Soverel 37 Sloop, 1972... new to me.. 500 hours on the Westerbeke 4-107, it is still very strong! Looking for a rebuildable engine water pump... and any other engine parts.. New is nice, but as a mechanic.... I can often make a POS hummm....
Working on bringing this one back to life... Sails great!

Exterior teak is trashed after 41 years in the Florida sun... looking to replace it all with composite plastic wood/recycled plastic.. doing some testing on several products. Any ideas?? Not interested in exterior real teak anymore...rather sail...

Center board was broken off and sank deep into the mud in the mooring... (had sat for better than 15 years) finally found it, raised it with a 55gal barrel of air.. it was about 400-500 lbs.. nut buster to get it out to the shop... will restore and replace.
Ditto with "wonderful boats" but truly a labor of love...
09-13-2013 05:49 PM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

She is in the water but one thing lead to another and my cleaning her up and a few repairs seemed to expand a little. We have stripped, sanded and clear coated all the interior teak. Installed new fridge and replaced the head and galley counter tops with Corion and under mount sinks with new faucets. Hatches and companionway have new glass installed and all interior cushions are being recovered. Next is a coat of cabin paint followed by painting the topside if this rainy weather will give me a break. Then we will be installing the new stanchions and bow pulpit.

We are really getting to know Osprey and enjoying making her beautiful again. I did tell my wife we need to draw a line and get out sailing but I donít think that will happen until next summer.
06-26-2013 12:52 PM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Did you get her on the water?
03-20-2013 09:44 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Hello I just bought a Soverel 35 last year. I purchased her on the west coast of Florida and sailed her to the east coast via the Okeechobee Water Way and got to experience doing the Okeechobee Limbo. She is now docked in Stuart Florida where I am in the process of cleaning her up a bit and doing some repairs with the hopes of spending sometime on the water this summer. :-)
03-07-2013 05:04 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Replaced the tube, cable and wench for the swing keel. All stainless now.
03-07-2013 01:05 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Engine compartment insulated, rewired, new lights and BETA engine installed, bottom job, all done.
12-09-2012 05:04 AM
Re: How 'bout it? Any Soverel owners?

Finally, the work on Prana has begun, a 1974 Soverel 30 MKIII. New cushions, new engine on the way. Next, rewire, new lighting, plumbing modifications then standing rgging and sails upgraded.

During the rewire I want to add new LED lighting, but keep the traditional looking brass fixtures. She has that "older boat" look in the cabin with a lot of wood. Any Ideas on the best lights for these dark boats?

I also want to replace the portlights with stainless or brass. Has anyone done this and could you suggest a brand name?

Thanks for all the advice I have received on this forum. I had three boats in mind when I came across this one. After some input from you folks and a day sail on her, I took a closer look at them all and chose the Soverel. She is a great boat.
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