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Duncanson 37

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Created by sunycoastguy 3 months ago, 3 Jul 2021
sunycoastguy
QLD, 211 posts
3 Jul 2021 9:48PM
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Hi all, is any one familiar with the Duncanson 37? Thinking of buying one the model im looking at is a centre cockpit ketch. Hard to find info on them. Do they have keel bolts ? Any thing i have to watch out for? I notice it has an offset prop shaft, is that a problem.
Cheers Chris

Ramona
NSW, 6325 posts
4 Jul 2021 9:00AM
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sunycoastguy said..
Hi all, is any one familiar with the Duncanson 37? Thinking of buying one the model im looking at is a centre cockpit ketch. Hard to find info on them. Do they have keel bolts ? Any thing i have to watch out for? I notice it has an offset prop shaft, is that a problem.
Cheers Chris


One of our forum members used to have one and he spoke highly of them. Unfortunately he took his ball and went home! I see one occasionally on the slips here. They are a bit narrow for their length but that was the norm years ago. I can not remember if they are encapsulated keel or not. The offset prop shaft would make it much cheaper and easier to pull the shaft.

r13
NSW, 864 posts
4 Jul 2021 10:51AM
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See prior thread as per Ramona's comment.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Sailing/General/1986-Duncanson-34-v-s-1979-Duncanson-37?page=-2

This thread on another forum includes comment on the same boat by same skipper, and indicates keel bolts were part of the design.

forums.ybw.com/index.php?threads/keel-bolts.63088/page-2

See 60% the way down here comments on keel bolt re-torquing - not to be done without a lot of prior preparations else could gall the threads and that will mean new keel bolts.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Sailing/General/Disclosure-of-known-defects-when-one-sells-a-yacht-

sunycoastguy
QLD, 211 posts
4 Jul 2021 7:29PM
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Thanks Romona and R13 Good point about offset shaft being cheaper to work on. I've had a chat with owner who's had boat for a year but doesn't know if it has keel bolts or not, he reckons he couldn't find any.

Ramona
NSW, 6325 posts
5 Jul 2021 8:29AM
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sunycoastguy said..
Thanks Romona and R13 Good point about offset shaft being cheaper to work on. I've had a chat with owner who's had boat for a year but doesn't know if it has keel bolts or not, he reckons he couldn't find any.


Southace's post above in r13's link certainly mentions keel bolts. There is a photo of the exterior and the lead is clearly visible.

saltytom2
NSW, 23 posts
6 Jul 2021 8:28AM
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I have had my aft cockpit sloop rigged dunc. 37 for 40years of cruising and offshore ocean racing including Hobarts small amount of general maintenance and still going strong

Brazzi
QLD, 3 posts
8 Sep 2021 4:12PM
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Duncanson 37's have a bolted keel......but they have a stubbie keel molded to the hull where the ballast is attached...pretty strong...but check the skeg to see if is not flexing too much...



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