Crealock 37 performance - SailNet Community
 2Likes
  • 1 Post By BirdBrain333
  • 1 Post By sailak
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 07-19-2012 Thread Starter
Crealock 37
 
sailak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 600
Thanks: 17
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Crealock 37 performance

Howdy,

I'm thinking buying a Crealock 37 and am wondering how they perform. In particular how well they go to windward. My experience has been on my Omega 36, a fin keeled fractional sloop of 11,200 displacement which screams to windward.

How close does the Crealock sail to the wind? How does she do in light winds? I'm not worried about winning races but don't want to be blown onto the rocks because the boat is a pig.


How does she sail?

Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 07-20-2012
Senior Member
 
bjung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Blue Ridge
Posts: 473
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Dale,
I think you could safely say, that your Omega 36 (D/L 185, SA/D 21.3) with fin keel/ spade rudder and 2ft more WL will smoke a PSC37 (D/L 332, SA/D 14.4) in light winds or pointing. Once the wind pipes up, the PSC should be able to carry more sail and be more forgiving.
Also, for work to windward, I would prefer the standard keel and a cutter rig, for tighter sheeting angles. The PSC 37 is a great boat, but your Omega 36 is faster and propably points higher.
Sorry, but you already have a great performer.
Bernd
bjung is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 9 Old 07-20-2012 Thread Starter
Crealock 37
 
sailak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 600
Thanks: 17
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by bjung View Post
Dale,
Also, for work to windward, I would prefer the standard keel and a cutter rig, for tighter sheeting angles. The PSC 37 is a great boat, but your Omega 36 is faster and propably points higher.
Sorry, but you already have a great performer.
Bernd
Without a doubt the Omega is going to be a better performer but we're looking at cruising adn the Omega isn't a long term/bluewater boat. Limited tankage and storage and lightly built.

Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 9 Old 07-20-2012
Senior Member
 
bjung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Blue Ridge
Posts: 473
Thanks: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailak View Post
Without a doubt the Omega is going to be a better performer but we're looking at cruising adn the Omega isn't a long term/bluewater boat. Limited tankage and storage and lightly built.
I agree. For cruising I would also opt for a PSC37, or a PSC40 if you have the extra $$.
bjung is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 9 Old 07-20-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 231
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailak View Post
Howdy,

How close does the Crealock sail to the wind? How does she do in light winds? I'm not worried about winning races but don't want to be blown onto the rocks because the boat is a pig.

How does she sail?
Dear Dale, The Crealock 37 is definitely not a "pig" but close-hauled angles of 50 degrees off the wind are not uncommon. As a sometime racing sailor I often find tacking greater than 90 degrees leaves me frustrated. At such times I have to remind myself of why I got this particular boat. So, ....

In your second post you note you want to do more cruising and hence are thinking of the Crealock 37. Perhaps "cruising" is too broad a term which could apply to sailing exclusively with Chesapeake Bay or across the Atlantic. The Crealock 37, Gentleman Bill, was designed for offshore passages and more importantly to get the crew from one place to another in safety and (relative) comfort. The idea being that if you are sailing shorthanded as most cruisers are you don't want to go fast and get all beat up. Instead you want to get there, have a nap, and then be ready to go out to explore your new destination!

At this the Crealock 37 excels. The deck is a wonderfully stable platform on which to work, not a go-fast twitching thing just waiting to chuck you into the drink. So for that stability, and dependable performance we put up with 100 degree tacks -- and try not to go to windward!

Hope this helps

Jay, PSC 37 # 171, Kenlanu
Buck's Harbor, Maine
sailak likes this.
BirdBrain333 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 9 Old 07-21-2012 Thread Starter
Crealock 37
 
sailak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 600
Thanks: 17
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Thanks for the informative reply Jay.

Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 9 Old 07-21-2012
Last Man Standing
 
smackdaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,467
Thanks: 149
Thanked 143 Times in 136 Posts
Rep Power: 9
     
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Sail - I did a 300 mile race/return on PSC 37 cutter. Rhapsody has taken first-in-class in several races. So it can keep up.

Now the owner and his son are circumnavigating. Check out their FB page for info on how the boat is performing:

SV Rhapsody | Facebook


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
smackdaddy is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 9 Old 08-01-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Malibu
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

A Crealock 37 offers form and function as well as style and substance. She's not a speed demon and she's not the slowest either with a PHRF 174.

I needed a sailboat capable of fun and safety while coastal sailing, fun races/rallies as well as blue-water cruising. I needed a sailboat that is easily and securely designed for single handing.
A Crealock 37 not only meets and easily exceeds those needs but also excels with characteristics of safety & sea-kindliness in a range of winds and sea states.

I chose my Cealock 37 because she spoke to my soul of sailing aesthetics, approach and attitude.

Jimmy P.
PSC # 325
sv/ Island Time

Last edited by whosedream; 08-01-2012 at 01:15 AM.
whosedream is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 9 Old 08-01-2012 Thread Starter
Crealock 37
 
sailak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 600
Thanks: 17
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Crealock 37 performance

Quote:
Originally Posted by whosedream View Post
A Crealock 37 offers form and function as well as style and substance. She's not a speed demon and she's not the slowest either with a PHRF 174.......

I chose a Cealock 37 because she spoke to my soul of sailing aesthetics, approach and attitude.

SOLD!!!

Now if I can just sell my current boat.
dave6330 likes this.

Dale

S/V Elnora
Pacific Seacraft "Crealock" 37 #312

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
sailak is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

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:
OR

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.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crealock 37 brokesailor Pacific Seacraft 8 06-13-2012 06:30 AM
Crealock 37 brokesailor Pacific Seacraft 3 05-31-2011 06:26 AM
Crealock 37 halyards DMD Pacific Seacraft 4 10-25-2010 08:48 PM
Crealock 37 billbalme Pacific Seacraft 4 10-17-2010 08:38 PM
Looking for my old Crealock 37 billiesma General Discussion (sailing related) 4 02-14-2010 09:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome