Buccaneer 24 Builders Forum

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by oldsailor7, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    For what its worth :). The current owner of my old Buc-24 has hit 18 kts several times recently GPS verified , at least once single handing. Big main, small jib, probably gusting in the low twenties. He was a bit scared ;).
    I recently repaired and beefed up his dagger board, he is putting it to good use. Last winter he replaced his dagger trunk with a new one I built, I made it 2 inches wide inside so there is more room for a thicker and stronger board, and the board does not have to be tilted to install it. He can vary the board's fore and aft rake to suit the sail combo and balance the helm, particularly good in gusty conditions.
    Bruce
     
  2. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

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    Picture of the new sails
     
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  3. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Now your boat has the sails it deserves! They and the boat look good :)
    B
     
  4. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

    What is a good way to keep the amas ventilated? I found some mold and rot in one of mine this year. The other one is as dry as a popcorn fart. I was thinking of a solar vent. I have one in my forward hatch on the main hull because I was getting condensation and mold. It seems to have cured it. I want to vent the amas and not have any water ingress. Any ideas?
     
  5. freddyj
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    IMG_20210112_122319774.jpg IMG_20210112_122403590.jpg retirement and covid affording me the time to work on Malabarka. Extending 18 inches and taking rocker out of the rear.
     
  6. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Fred, I am happy to see you are using your extra time wisely :)- cutting up a perfectly good boat and "improving" it. I will be interested in seeing what you think when it is done.
    I am pretty sure the Buc 24's design was compromised by trying to fit it into three sheet (4 x 8 ply panels) long to save on materials, in addition to the thinking at the time that low flotation aft would help keep the bows from burying in big waves. I have not sailed a 24 in the ocean so I can't speak for how well it works, but on our fairly flat water lakes, the 24 as well as my 33 drags its transom. I keep my crew pretty far forward on the tramps in most conditions. However, tri's being the design challenge that they are, the low volume stern is also very effected by what the floats are doing at the same time while the boat is loaded under sail. Some lighter tri's have a main hull designed for light air and floats with a much flatter profile with more volume aft for higher speeds since they can assume the main and windward hulls are mostly clear of the water. Once you change one thing, everything else might need rethinking also.
    I am planing on trying lowering the sterns of my 33's floats to try and trim the boat out a little better as an experiment. Its a lot easier than building new floats :).
    Bruce
     
  7. freddyj
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    freddyj Senior Member

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    New paint and a photo of extended/lowered stern.
     
  8. Headharbor
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  9. freddyj
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  10. Tom Mark Page
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    Tom Mark Page Junior Member

    Hey Bruceb, sorry to butt in but I'm new to this site and am looking for a crowther 33, and have been for quite a while. Was recommended on the face book group you might have some info on their whereabouts. Please call me anytime it's convenient. I'm near the San Francisco bay. 530-440-3893. Thanks Tom Mark Page
     
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