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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Falling Star View Post
    Thanks for that. Hadn't thought of an F33. You could be on to something there.

    Engine access looks better than an F34. Or am I missing something?
    The F33 is not a good sea boat. Roomy and good in a marina or a very flat sea.
    I think the S34 is a good shout. As roomy as many a 37 and all those things said about single handing are so true.
    I used to have an S37 and loved it., almost identical to a 34 but bigger in every dimension. So also a good shout. S38 even nicer.
    But you do have canopies to wrangle. That could be a show stopper.
    If funds allow an SC35 or SC38 then that should be a very good choice.

  2. #32
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by jcwads View Post
    Twin outdrives are nice and easy to handle. You can put the boat anywhere when you get used to them.
    Exactly.
    Too many people, including some instructors, try and treat them like twin shafts and complain they don’t handle well.
    Use the wheel, one engine at a time and you can make them do anything.
    I know you can handle your boat well - I’ve seen you do it

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    have you considered Nimbus coupe style boats?
    shaft drive and hard tops with very little canvas

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset Jim View Post
    What about a corvette 320? They are lovely boats and each level is only a few steps rather than going up a full flight of stairs each time. Very beamy and therefore plenty of space down below.
    Lovely boats indeed, although Mrs. F. Star doesn't like them so they're out.

  5. #35
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    The F33 is not a good sea boat.
    Why not?

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    Most flybridges have second helm downstairs, when single handed and mooring alone this is possibly the best location.
    As for the the F33, definately get all the info you can about its handling characteristics.
    The F33 and the Broom are like chalk and cheese, one is a heavy weight, comfortable sea kindly shaft drive boat that will stay where you put it when mooring under difficult conditions and will probably stay in straight line when cruising,it also does not worryingly list when changing direction.
    Wonder which one is which ?
    We will miss the Broom for many reasons. Not least because, as you say, sea kindly and steady handling.

    I remember the old Sealine 260 we had years ago that was very light, especially on the bow where a flutter of wind would knock her off course. Good at speed though, to be fair.

    Whatever we get next I will add SWMBO's shoes to the chain locker to gain some ballast.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by kashurst View Post
    have you considered Nimbus coupe style boats?
    shaft drive and hard tops with very little canvas
    I would love something like a Nimbus 365. Sadly a bit beyond our budget.

    No problem though, I'll just wait another 15 years. Then I'll be, er, 84.

  8. #38
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    Why not?
    They are top heavy and stern heavy. In a quartering sea they way they tip is quite alarming to experienced marinerers and terrifying to the uninitiated.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    They are top heavy and stern heavy. In a quartering sea they way they tip is quite alarming to experienced mariners and terrifying to the uninitiated.
    I will be watchful for that the next time I go out to sea.

  10. #40
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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    I will be watchful for that the next time I go out to sea.
    I’m sorry if you own one and enjoy it. There is a lot to enjoy about them.
    I just say it as I see it. And having delivered one through part of the North Sea with only a moderate swell that’s how I see it.

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