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Old Oct 13, 2011, 12:03 PM
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Is an ABC Hobby 36-600 sailboat worth it?

Hello.

I'm looking at a ABC Hobby 36-600 sailboat, and I was wondering what a fair price for one that has been assembled but never sailed would be. It has a radio and everything. Or, is it even worth looking at? Unless it ends up less than a T37 of TBoats.com, I won't buy it. I like the T37's lines a lot more.

Any Insight?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Comparing a Northwind to a Tippecanoe T37 is a bit like apples and oranges; the former is a more or less assembly job with plastic hull etc. whereas the latter is a wooden hull with more construction work involved.
The northwind fits into a recognised AMYA development class (few restrictions) along with some much better and more expensive boats. The T37 is a recognised one design class. No doubt a lot of alternative options will be suggested.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Thing is, the ABC is already assembled.
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Old Oct 17, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Wanna race? The 36/600 will NOT be competitive as it comes - and even with serious modifications, it won't stay up with any purpose-built 36/600 racer. I don't believe this is a recognized class - so if you tire of it, resale might be a question. Basically (and with possible "flames") this is a "Pond Yacht" and depending on your future direction/desire wouldn't be my recommendation.

The T37, on the other hand at least has a sanctioned/recognized class behind it - so resale will be much easier if you decide to sell. Not sure where you live, but if you get hit with "winter" - it will give you time to build and think forward toward first nice Spring day when it is launched.

Only my opinion.
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Old Oct 18, 2011, 07:55 AM
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North Wind 36/600

Hi. I would not buy the Northwind 36/600 as it is no longer manufactured
and parts are impossible to get. A T37 would be a great sailboat. Regards
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:04 PM
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Thank you, everyone.

@Dick L. I live in the Pacific Northwest, the originating region of the T37. (Bellingham)

I also can get a discount on one, so... a T37 it is, though none of the members of the local club has one. They have Soling 1 Meter boats and ODOMs.
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Old Oct 20, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Thank you, everyone.

@Dick L. I live in the Pacific Northwest, the originating region of the T37. (Bellingham)

I also can get a discount on one, so... a T37 it is, though none of the members of the local club has one. They have Soling 1 Meter boats and ODOMs.
Have you thought of either a Soling or ODOM ? Those are both good choices.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Have you thought of either a Soling or ODOM ? Those are both good choices.
Yes. The local club sails both, I am just finding out about all that. If I do go for one of those, it will be the Soling because of the price of parts, etc. The T37 has a... Younger, shall we say, following in my area, and I see lots of them around. Also, the Soling doesn't plane, severely cutting down on speed in high winds.

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Old Nov 03, 2011, 03:10 AM
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Yes. The local club sails both, I am just finding out about all that. If I do go for one of those, it will be the Soling because of the price of parts, etc. The T37 has a... Younger, shall we say, following in my area, and I see lots of them around. Also, the Soling doesn't plane, severely cutting down on speed in high winds.

Any more input?

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I don't think any class of monohulls planes. The Soling may not be the fastest boat of its size which probably has more to do with its thick internally ballasted keel.
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