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|08-22-2007 07:54 AM|
I have a few questions about the CS36T that you may be able to help me with.
3.Headroom (i'm 6'2")
5.Ability to heave to
|08-22-2007 12:13 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 05:34 PM|
Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
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!
The bilge! The stringers are SOLID fiberglass inverted U shaped beams with NO wood to rot out!
|08-21-2007 10:51 AM|
Originally Posted by iwm View Post
|08-21-2007 10:11 AM|
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
|08-21-2007 09:07 AM|
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 08:58 PM|
|castoff||Killarney, out of interest what other boats were on your short list. The niagara 35 was on mine also.|
|08-20-2007 06:46 PM|
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 05:24 PM|
Sell you mine.
|08-20-2007 05:09 PM|
I am jealous, I have wanted a Merlin since they first came out.
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