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1 Day Ago 07:53 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Sorry Kunk, our Rafiki came with an Aries. Works great, so no need for us to look elsewhere. Hope someone has more useful info .
1 Day Ago 07:45 PM
kunkwriter
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

While we're all talking about our Rafiki's, anyone have any experience with trimtab self steering on this? I've been emailing Lin and Larry Pardey and they've sent me some drawings and pictures to make my own, but I worry that the rudder could be too curved. It seems a simple concept, made for boat with a boomkin and hung rudder.
2 Days Ago 05:05 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

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Originally Posted by kunkwriter View Post
Hey Mike,
I know they also stenciled the numbers onto the inner hull, port side, typically in the cabinet of the head. Last two numbers are the hull number.
Hmmm, I've never seen our HIN there, but perhaps I've never got my head in there with enough light. Next time I'm at the boat I'll take a look. Our HIN is definitely stamped into the stern deck near the mushroom vent. We also have a tonnage number painted onto the inner hull in the port sail locker around the water line.
2 Days Ago 03:48 PM
Rick Falconer
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

The only number i have found on my hull was on the starboard stern below the water line just wondering if they put it anywhere else.
2 Days Ago 02:53 PM
kunkwriter
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Hey Mike,
I know they also stenciled the numbers onto the inner hull, port side, typically in the cabinet of the head. Last two numbers are the hull number.
2 Days Ago 12:18 PM
Rick Falconer
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Hey Mike how do you like your composting head? We just ordered a airhead ourselves. Does anyone out there know where the hull numbers are located on a Rafiki 37?
2 Days Ago 12:13 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

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Originally Posted by Rick Falconer View Post
Does Anyone know where the hull numbers are located on a rafiki 37?
Hi Rick. Our HIN is located on the small deck behind the mushroom air vent between the boomkin arms. It's stamped in the deck back there.

Love our Nature's Head. Air Head is essentially identical, just different in some dimensions. I'm sure you'll love it. Which hull do you have (I guess you'll learn that when you find the HIN ). Where are you located? Always great to connect with a fellow Rafiki owner.
2 Days Ago 12:10 PM
Rick Falconer
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Mike how do you like your composting head we just ordered a airhead. Does Anyone know where the hull numbers are located on a rafiki 37?
04-03-2014 01:17 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Thanks again for this Honu. It's fun to hear your experiences from way back then. My diesel tanks are black iron, which may cause me grief at some point. My porthole drains don't drain well, and now that you mention it, I do think there is a nice butterfly join in my cockpit teak combing. We just got rid of the holding tank (went to a composting head), and I'm installing a new propane stove right now (although there is an old one in there right now).

The boats are incredibly well built, with beautiful wood and joinery, very thick and solid hulls & deck, and very strong spars. My boat's standing rigging has been re-done at least once (I'm the fourth owner), and the teak handrails and boomkin have been replaced with stainless on mine.

No surprise, but I love my Rafiki. We've only had her for four years now, but I hope it is my final boat.

Thanks for the info and your reflections on them. Much appreciated.
04-03-2014 11:39 AM
S/V HONU
Re: Rafiki 37 owners out there?

Not sure how to answer that. The 70's were a long time ago and I had very little experience with other boats at that time. They were very well built Taiwanese boats with very thick glass hulls and beautiful joinery below and above deck. The ones I worked on were all rigged by Svendsen's boat works at Alameda Marina who stepped the masts and custom made all the shrouds and stays for each boat. They came without stoves, heads, or plumbing systems. Most had alcohol stoves installed. I was surprised to find the tankage was all cast iron and installed a bladder holding tank or two because, as I remember it, they weren't equipped with holding tanks from the factory, but I doubt many boats were at that time. There were problems with some of the port hole scuppers and we had to modify many of them to make them drain correctly. There were problems with cracking of the wooden cap rail around the cockpit which were repaired with butterfly joints, but I can't remember who did the work.
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