See The Results
The Beneteau First 36.7 North American One Design Class Association has just launched all new responsive website.
The Lake Michigan Fleet will be well represented in the 107th Chicago to Mackinac Race with 19 boats racing in ...
For the past ten years, the month of July has brought a steady stream of preparation for the Karma Sailing ...
Stay in the loop with everything happening in the 36.7 world.
Sign up for our email newsletter.
I have a 2006 36.7 live on the west coast of Canada and I must install a diesel heater. Problem is what type and where, space is limited to run ducts from lazerett up to V birth, especially under stern bulk head by the wheel.
Thanks I will have to check the access there. Going to the boat now and see, have been looking on the opposite side.
here's a pic of the hull at the factory..... hope this helps...
I love that picture I didn't realize the grid was that big
PS move South! Have that AC on today in VA.
Hello, i'm living at Cannes France... and i want to install too a Eberspacher heather. Same questions same problem how to pass 90mm pipes ? where ? Thanks to owners to put many pictures here. In the south of France no craftman knowhow !
After further examination its obvious that the only option is an hydronic system, with the heater under the propane tank.
20mm hoses are easier to run than 90mm ducts. Any one have any pictures of the heater on its location, and how to attach it to the hull The actual pipes and heat exangers I think I have already figure out.Great picture from Mike Sonosky
Thanks, but i've already this heather brand new Espar D4. I can just change the warm air exhaust from 90mm to 75mm. I still ask for pictures..
We have a Wallas Dt 40 mounted under the propane locker. It is forced air, and works like a dream. We have air vents in each of the rear cabins, one one in the main cabin, and one in the head. The thing I like about the Wallas is you cannot even hear it when it is running, and it is quite efficient as the exhaust is only warm to the touch when it is running (not hot) The team at First Yachts in North Vancouver. Super happy with it.
Hello, Thanks. I've seen before to use a wallas one too. A canadian friend that own a boat aat Cannes sold me a Eberspacher D4. So i will try to put the heather under the huge propane locker. I think i will replace one of the two pipes for fresh air to drive the warm air till the walls. I will take pictures when it will be finish. I still wait for pictures from mounted systems. Nice navigations.
I have a 2006 36.7 with a Webasto forced air heater. Unit is installed in the starboard lazarette - much more accessible for maintenance than under the propane tank. Also, the ducts run forward on the starboard side of the main cabin.
Hello and thanks for your reactivity. Could you send pictures for everybone wanting mount a heather on board ? I will send you a picture of mimosas from French cote d'azur !
Corsica seen from house at Cannes. 100 nautics milles
Seriously for sale, make offers http://bviyachtsales.vg/yachts/72/36-39beneteau-first-367-2007
New 36.7 owner looking to buy a used Main sail.
Call me mike
I've got one.
How used :)
As-new Neil Pryde cruising main for sale.
I will take some and send them to you.
For owners out there that do a lot of non-OD racing. I have a Doyle LPT (kevlar yarn, carbon tape) Jib-top Reacher available that has only about 10 hrs on it. Message me if interested.
Steve Cain I think this is up your alley
I am interested. I plan on doing some distance this summer. Any photos with it up? email@example.com
Yes I am interested in the sail please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send a photo and asking price to email@example.com
There was a company producing a backstay flicker kit for the 36.7 - anyone remember who that is?
I got all the bits from APS. But any flicker batten of 160-190cm - 6ft, plus or minus, will do. Its not an exact science.
What Alistar said. Hey Alistar how are you doing?
Good thanks, Rich. Congrats on winning back to back NA titles.
Thanks Alistar, Bayview YC held a great event, next one is Chicago, you should bring your crew and charter a boat, lots of good ones to choose from, contact Jack Buscio at Karma Yachts (Chicago Bennie dealer)
Getting back to the backstay flicker - anyone have dimensions or suggestions on parts?
There are only two bits you need. The flicker itself (i used a melges 32 rbs powder coated flicker which was 180cm) and some method of attachment to the backstay (which we're going to assume is synthetic - i don't think this will work very well with stock wire). At the masthead just bolt it through the crane (this job is very tricky if the rig is up, and very easy if its down... Trust me, i tried both ways!). The gotcha in this job is the thing you use to attach to the backstay. A small block or ring will not fit over the metal insert which should be lining the eye-splice at both ends of your fancy hi-tech backstay... So short of cutting off the splice or making up a whole new backstay how do you get this little fitting into the middle span of your backstay? Some people have found small snatch blocks for this purpose. I used one of these: http://www.rwo-marine.com/products/productdetail.php?code=R1000
Alistair - good information, synthetic soft material backstay yes, was the flicker from the Melges 32 too long or short? Anything you would do differently?
So you just screwed through the middle of the fiberglass flicker? Are you concerned it will cause it to split in half?
Not screwed, no. Drill out the batten carefully and then bolt through it and the crane.
I would enjoy an offer for a ride…. Just saying. 😉
Hi Everyone, Does anyone have a used racing main, that you would like to part with. We need an extra one for offshore racing.
I do. Junius4@comcast.net
Me too. Need to raise funds to help pay for the engine.
Hi Dean - Please mail details to SailorBillRoos@aol.com
I have a Doyle (Detroit) Contender Maxx crosscut main for sale. Used for daysailing only. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for deets if interested.
I do - I have a few
All are near perfect condition - all are Doyle- either stratus or ICE
What are you looking for ?
I am also interested in a race main for PHRF racing.
Having a debate and looking for input. Is it bad for the boat if the mast is left in over the winter?
Colt P Weatherston
I have contemplated moving my boat to a yard which will store mast up. It limits the damage the yard does every time they pull it and raise it. It is also less expensive by 20-25%. The only issue I have heard was a spreader filling with water and freezing (not a 36.7) but that likely just revealed an existing problem.
Look at it this way - it can't be good. Shock loads increase, if you do decide to do it, be sure to slack the rigging so that the mast takes up some of the shock instead of the fittings.
This article has some interesting points re mast up winter storage.
Your geographical location is critical also
Jim....over the past 30 years of boat ownership, given our climate, I have have removed my mast every fall....
Wintered the boat in Annapolis a couple of winters...mast up, no noticeable damage or wear...boat is now over 10 years old we pull the stick every fall and examine all running and standing rigging carefully, we have found lots of wear and tear and even some potentential failures...have come to think its a good thing to have a crew session to pull the stick, re and re any weaknesses over the winter and erect with confidence in the spring!
I totally agree with Richard on this item, forget the convenience factor and check your running & standing rigging. You don't want to have problems with the rigging while out at sea and no way to fix it......
Right. I think everyone would agree that its a good idea to check your rig regularly. And you can do that better with the rig out of the boat laid horizontally. But, assuming you have a good maintenance regime the question was is it bad for the boat? I don't see any downside to leaving the rig in the boat over-winter. Slack off the shrouds a bit (keep some tension - floppy would be way worse than tight), mouse out all your halyards, and sleep well.
You need the mast up...otherwise you can't enjoy the great winter sailing!
assuming you live south of the 49th parallel.....
Southern Cross is at Florida Yacht Club and we have a year round sailing program. No hurricanes and lots of top class marinas.
Thanks everyone for the response. When I bought the boat, it was 4 years old and the rig was always kept in with no signs of damage (e.g. stress lines in the gel coat). The thing to note is that the boat wasn't used much and definitely not raced. I was hearing that as long as rigging is loosened and the boat has a sturdy cradle, the rig will be fine. I took it down last year and was about to this year when the discussion came up. A number of people on here and outside of Facebook have pointed out that, while less convenient, taking it down is important from the perspective of inspecting the rigging for any signs of stress or damage. Thank you all again. Now I need to apologize to my crew because we skipped an opportunity to take it down while it was 70 degrees.
Stuart bletcher, let us know when.
FYI.....February is approaching soon. 😀
Hi Everyone. Does anyone have a storm jib for First 36.7 for sale?
Yes, your sailmakers. All boat need storm jib, not only 36.7. Cheers
Looking to buy lifeline cushions anyone know what length. Boat under winter cover too lazy to go check.
68" and 57" on my boat - just had a pair made - but I would measure your boat.
They made me a set in a week - have not installed them yet but just got them and looking them over very happy with the quality.
Nice find Jerry.....if you have a gate, the PVC pipe inside the cushion does not work very good.....trust me.
Not on the gate line for sure just the two rail areas for hiking out