SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > CS36T Question
 Not a Member? 


Thread: CS36T Question Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
08-22-2007 08:54 AM
castoff I have a few questions about the CS36T that you may be able to help me with.
1.Mast clearance
2.Berth length
3.Headroom (i'm 6'2")
4.Capsize ratio
5.Ability to heave to
08-22-2007 01:13 AM
Sailormann Don't know about the larger CS's, but I have yet to get any amount of water in my bilge. Driest boat I've ever had. Makes me wonder if there wasn't a leak somewhere...
08-21-2007 06:34 PM
Maine Sail
Quote:
Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
Friends from my club went to Bermuda with one and had a good trip except that water slopped up the curve of the hull and soaked stuff in adjacent lockers. The Niagara has a very deep sump (the length of my arm when I lie on the sole).
The only thing adjacent to the bilges in the CS are the water tanks under the port and stbd settees. I find it very hard to understand how stuff in adjacent lockers got wet on a CS. yes the bilge is relatively shallow but it makes it easier to keep dry and free of odor!


Here's a link to some photo's of my CS36T. She's built like a tank and has gobs more room in both the cabin and the cockpit plus she sails a lot faster!

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/cs36



The bilge! The stringers are SOLID fiberglass inverted U shaped beams with NO wood to rot out!

08-21-2007 11:51 AM
killarney_sailor
Ellis cutter

Quote:
Originally Posted by iwm View Post


Killarney have you seen the 40' Ellis custom in maine? I can't post the link here, but looks nice. too bad its out of our price range


IWM
I have looked at that boat. It is beautifully built and in good condition but pricey considering that a lot of expensive stuff is not included (eg SSB and watermaker) that is on other boats in this price range and size. The admirals choice was a Hylas 42 but it has a strange deck arrangement - aft cockpit and mid deck companionway (not two companionways as on many boats)
08-21-2007 11:11 AM
iwm castoff

we just signed a purchase and sales on a Niagara 35 after looking at HR rasmus, CS36, bristol 35.5, valiant 37, little harbor 38, sabre 38 and a bunch of others I don't remember. main selling points of the Niagara were condition, condition, condition - and the admiral liked the galley and shower. I was impressed with the attention to detail in the design and engineering. Survey is thursday, so we will see.

Killarney have you seen the 40' Ellis custom in maine? I can't post the link here, but looks nice. too bad its out of our price range



IWM
08-21-2007 10:07 AM
killarney_sailor I considered the Tartan 37 and Bristol 35.5 but the admiral narrowed the list to the Niagara and CS - likely because these were the two boats she was most familiar with.

Going through the process again - looking at something in the 40 to 44 range. Would consider a Niagara 42 if there was one available with right balance of condition/price. Don't know much about CS 40s but will have a look at one too.
08-20-2007 09:58 PM
castoff Killarney, out of interest what other boats were on your short list. The niagara 35 was on mine also.
08-20-2007 07:46 PM
killarney_sailor
Reason I did not buy a CS 36T

The CS was on my very short list with the Niagara 35 which I did buy. A major reason for not choosing the CS was the very shallow bilge with no sump. Friends from my club went to Bermuda with one and had a good trip except that water slopped up the curve of the hull and soaked stuff in adjacent lockers. The Niagara has a very deep sump (the length of my arm when I lie on the sole).

Both boats are tough enough for offshore conditions in my opinion; both are well-built. We did Sandy Hook to Bermuda in 4 days, 8 hours in the Niagara and nothing broke. I was impressed.

As to cored hulls, if they are built properly and no one has drilled holes through the core I don't see any problem. I am not aware of any Niagaras with hull core problems except one 42 where a rub rail was installed without proper bedding. As to cored decks - almost every Niagara has core issues to a greater or lesser extent. I would imagine this would be true for other boats with balsa core decks.
08-20-2007 06:24 PM
Vasco Sell you mine.

08-20-2007 06:09 PM
Gary M I am jealous, I have wanted a Merlin since they first came out.

Gary
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 PM.

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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.