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Contest 36
« on: 21 December, 2012, 17:19:29 »
Anyone with sailing experience on a mid-1980s Contest 36. I am thinking of buying but have so far not turned up anything useful that would describe overall sailing characteristics. Is she a dog in light air? Beautiful below deck but cockpit space seems tight.

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Re: Contest 36
« Reply #1 on: 27 December, 2012, 16:32:22 »
Are you referring to the Contest 36S by Dick Zaal? There are a few members on this forum with that specific model, I will give them a poke  ;)

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Re: Contest 36
« Reply #2 on: 27 December, 2012, 16:57:01 »

Poke taken and reply sent to Andrew. There's a rather nice 36S for sale in US which he is currently looking at.

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Re: Contest 36
« Reply #3 on: 04 January, 2013, 22:23:33 »

I have also a contest 36S built 1989. Sailing is very good and stable, when the wind is blowing 4/5 bft all sail is possible, after that the angle is important. I think sailing is perfect.

Space of the 36 is also very economy, a lot of storage, it is very easy to lost your stuf. In compare with the 38 the shower/toilet is bigger and you can move better. After cabine of the 38 is very nice but not economy for the space.

Technical look to the bearing of the rudder, building of the ship is good.

For a better view look to the movie

Good luck with the decision,

Marc Hogema