Typically I suggest that you say, ''Goodbye''. These were strange boats that have their own small cult following. From previous discussions I came away with the opinion that they are fairly heavy but not that sturdy or well built. The only one I can remember being aboard was very crudely built and poorly detailed. They do not have a reputation for being good sailers either.
In that general size and draft range range there are other boats that are better sailers and perhaps better constructed. A couple that come to mind are the 1960''s and early 1970''s era Morgan 34 (not an Out Island), or the 1970''s era Tartan 34''s.
Thank you for the information. I agree with you about the some of the older production boats being very well suited to our needs. Another that has peaked my interest is the Pearson 35 ( the early ''70''s models with a keel centerboard). What do you think?
jeffH....You obviously know little about Glander boats. They are a Kit Boat and can surely be poorly detailed. The readers here would be better served by the advise of one that went aboard more than one boat ...I built and owned a glander Tavana for 25 years and cruised the Bahamas for three months a year on my boat..They are extremely strong and very fast, not to mention stiff and comfortable...I would be happy to pass on any information that someone might find useful, regarding this boat.
The nice thing about a ten year old thread is history. If we do not learn from the past we will repeat it. This can be a good or bad thing as long as we know. Very little to go on about Glanders. Sailboat data gives a few numbers but no history.
For what it is worth, I basically agree with Rohoke that it would have been nice to have someone else comment who knew the boats better than I did. That is why I added the description of my minimal experience with these boats.
My recollection is that the original poster had sent me a P.M. asking me to please comment on the boat since no one else had. In fairness, I had previously researched these boats for an aquaintance and so had spoken to several former owners, a surveyor who had surveyed one or more, and had been aboard the specific boat that this acquaintance wanted to buy. After the boat was purchased I only recall hearing one more time from that acquaintance and he was pretty harsh on the build quality, and sailing ability of his boat. My comments represented what I had learned from my observations and in those conversations.
As Rohoke (who apparently built these boats) pointed out, these were kit boats, which like any other kit boat, varied in build quality, and detailing with the individual builder. And as Rohoke also pointed out, it would have been useful to have a more detailed desciption from someone who knew a number of these boats first hand.
And Yes, that was me posting under another earlier but similar name all those many years ago. I started posting on SailNet in the mid-1990's. At some point around the time that SailNet changed management I ended up with two user names since none of us old timers could use our old passwords. That mess was cleaned up at some point.
Good to see such active long standing members! I pushed this thread around because I can drag a "dear dead Glander home" but I have deemed it not to be.. For many reasons to list a few. One the boat is to far gone cost to value would not be a good ratio. Two It would fill my yard and might never be finished. Three I am just to new to sailing to dive that deep into it. If the boat was a rare find someone else would be all over it. If it isw a great boat surely one of You would tell me. If it is a boat that can be swamped and come back up I would like to know from what I saw looks like if a wave comes over she will be full untill pumped or bailed out. Right now you think I am a nut because I am talking about a 33 foot boat. The three sailboats I have had are all small and seem to get wet and do good. Well not one It kind of sunk... it was a home built kit spent most of my summer money on it. How do you all in large boats get the water out ?