Crowther 33 Buccaneer

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Tom Mark Page, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Tom Mark Page
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    Tom Mark Page Junior Member

    Need help on my Ama repair and how does my rotating mast work with Standing rigging attached? Just acquired a 33footer. Any ideas would be great!
     
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  2. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Welcome to the Forum Tom.

    What type of repair work is required on your ama?
    You might not be able to post photos yet, as you only signed up today - if not, you are welcome to email them to me, and I will post them for you.

    Here is some background info on the Buccaneer 33 for other readers.
    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/buccaneer-33-crowther
     

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  3. oldmulti
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    oldmulti Senior Member

    Please look at the following web pages and you will find the majority of the original plans of the Buccaneer 33. You will need to able to read PDF's. The PDF's are attached to several items:
    Multihull Structure Thoughts https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/multihull-structure-thoughts.62361/page-8
    Multihull Structure Thoughts https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/multihull-structure-thoughts.62361/page-10

    Bajansailor is an excellent resource for assistance. Hope all goes well. If you look on google you will find a guy who has a rotating mast on a Buccaneer 33.
     
  4. redreuben
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  5. buzzman
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    I sent Tom over here from the Crowther Facebook page, precisely because I thought BruceB might be able to assist, or some other of the Buccaneer 'buccaneers' might be able to assist.
    Welcome, Tom, and glad the link worked eventually!
     
  6. Tom Mark Page
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    Thanks for the data drawings. My starboard ama got tboned before I had her, will try to get pics up when I can so I might get advice. Thanks so much.
     
  7. Tom Mark Page
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    Tom Mark Page Junior Member

    Plus in dire need of locating a Crowther 33 on the west coast in decent shape. Please call anytime with any leads that you all might have! Thanks alot. 530-440-3893
     
  8. Tom Mark Page
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    Yes thanks so much for this tip on locating another Crowther 33. Hope someone will get in touch!
     
  9. bruceb
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    Hi, sorry for my slow reply. I will try to do better, I now am racing and working on a Dragonfly 800, but I still have and sail my 33 too. I like both of them :).
    Since I have a rotating mast on my Fly and had one on my past Buc 24, what would you like to know? I tried to find a good used mast for my 33, but at the time I was rebuilding the 33, I never found one that was appropriate. I am having fun trying to get the Fly up to speed.
    Bruce
     
  10. Tom Mark Page
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    Tom Mark Page Junior Member

    Thanks Bruce, I just can't figure out what happens to the standing rigging when u rotate it. Sure wished your 33 was looking for a new home! All the adds I see are really old. Call me anytime. 530-440-3893
     
  11. Rumars
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    Rumars Senior Member

    The standing rigging does not rotate. There are two common setups, one has the shrouds and forestay go to the same attachment point on the leading edge of the mast, the second has the shrouds go to the mast side and move in little semicircular tracks or grooves.
     

  12. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Tom, welcome to Buccaneer ownership. What sort of construction is your 33? The material used will determine the best repair method.
    I would consider your rotating mast an upgrade if it was properly done, but either rig will work just fine. I live in Atlanta Ga and I keep my boats at a near by lake, I will give you a call and introduce myself.
    B
     
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