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    Default Re: S&S Swan 36

    I'm in.

    but only if some dickhead hasn't replaced the tiller with a wheel.
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    Yep, this one needs a tiller.

    I do like the placement of the motor too. There is much about this boat to like.
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    Default Re: S&S Swan 36

    Much to like. One of several glass boats I like. Still glass.

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    ^ I keep playing with the idea of a fast cruising boat that has a little panche. Glass bottoms are what they are. I am pretty agnostic by with a preference to traditional materials and holding a classic line i can love. 36 feet is about as big as I want to go.

    If I cashed out of all my current boats - held one to the money and the money saved for 18/24 months - this one would be nice to have on my next chapter as would others. I think I want a boat that breathes if I stay below the tropic of Cancer for more than a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Yep, this one needs a tiller.

    I do like the placement of the motor too. There is much about this boat to like.
    Get back to us after you have replaced a gearshift cable or re-packed the stern gland.....

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    Default Re: S&S Swan 36

    I did the Newport-Bermuda Race on a Swan 48. Veddy nize...
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    I've raced against one. I can't remember being impressed.

    Here's one, that judging by the instruments, has not been sailed for 40 years https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1968-nautor-swan-36-s$s-8402588/ . It would be a really fun project.

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    Default Re: S&S Swan 36

    S&S 34's are just as nice, if not nicer for a 1/4 of the price.
    s&s_34_photo.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Get back to us after you have replaced a gearshift cable or re-packed the stern gland.....
    Yep!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Just don’t expect to go astern in marinas.

    Dont ask me how I know this:

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    The thing I like about the S&S 34 is that it still has a nice long-boom CCA style rig. The sailplan on the 36 is starting to show a little too much IOR influence for my taste.

    I think there are a lot fewer 34s out there in the wild, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    The thing I like about the S&S 34 is that it still has a nice long-boom CCA style rig. The sailplan on the 36 is starting to show a little too much IOR influence for my taste.

    I think there are a lot fewer 34s out there in the wild, though.
    I was drawn to the uncluttered cockpit and a traveller that does not bisect the helm to the companionway. That CCA boom of an earlier era is nice. I do like the power from the mast head rig and with a blade would make a fine single handed/shorthand sailer for weather. A solent rig for down wind work might make it easy as would a cabled A-sail on a furler.

    To Andrew's point - Hadn't thought of it. Carrying a long walk plank for a Med mooring would not be ideal.
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    Kukri has nine feet from Maxprop to rudder. The prop wash has completely lost interest by the time it arrives at the rudder, if it ever does…

    Two of her sisters (“Eager” and “Quailo III”) have been rebuilt with the engine under the cockpit and the propeller near the rudder (and a bowthruster!).
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