What hull is it

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I'm lookin at a 36 ft skeg built early 80's hull. Beam about 12'5" Beam at transom 9'2". Draft about 3' 9". Transom has a slight aft rake. Is it a Young Bros?

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37 repco

Anybody know much about the repco 37? The good, the bad. Anything to watch out for? Its kinda skinny, especially aft so I'm thinking it may squat down in the sten when cruising. Got a Volvo TAMD 63. Do they push easy and can I cruise easy at 15k?

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If it is a Repco,they made alot of them and it must be old.They are good sea boats and dont go that bad with small power.Is the boat documented,you could look it up by name and see the manufacturer.There are 5 37's in my harbor.The only really bad thing I know about Repcos is the rudder ports can be weak,they used alot of roven and not much mat ,which makes for a different strength of the glass.
 

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37 repco

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This one is has the rudder post extended up and is secured to deck framing with a pillow block bearing. I noticed the skeg is hollow so the whole cavity is flooded. Were they all set up that way? It is early 80's and hull seems quite good. How abour downsea?

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All the ones I know of had what we call a wet log,meaning the shaft log is full of water,unless some one has changed it.Years ago they were quite a boat,and alot of fisherman fished them hard offshore.Where they come in at the stern I would think that they wouldnt surf all that bad.
 

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This one is has the rudder post extended up and is secured to deck framing with a pillow block bearing. I noticed the skeg is hollow so the whole cavity is flooded. Were they all set up that way? It is early 80's and hull seems quite good. How abour downsea?

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Repco wasn't hollow, they always used an oak bolt on skeg, I know I fixed at least a hundred of them, and when they loosen up they would rip the rudder port out I know quite a few that have gone down because of it.
 

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Repco wasn't hollow, they always used an oak bolt on skeg, I know I fixed at least a hundred of them, and when they loosen up they would rip the rudder port out I know quite a few that have gone down because of it.

Ken, funny you brought that up. My 30 Repco had the oak skeg and it was always loose. I guess they originally used J bolts to hold it on and over time they failed. As you know I was not a fan of the wet keel.
 

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37 Repco keel

I'm still trying to figure this keel out. The oak keel was bolted on. How many bolts? Was the oak glassed over? What I'm looking at is glassed and sounds hollow. I guess there could be oak in there. There are several holes drilled in the skeg, two at very bottom of skeg about 1/2" diam and at about a 45 degree angle facing forward, I assume to get a little flow in to the shaft. I can see some bolting where the metal channel stock that runs under the wheel is fastened. Can't see much more cuz there is blocking in the way. There is an inspection plate inside the boat above and maybe 18" aft of the shaft packing gland. Is that for access to the keel bolts?

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Its posible that some one made a glass skeg and put on,or glassed over what was there. .You say it has channel iron ,this would be for added strength.Ahead of the stern post,where the outside box is attatched,would be hollow,This is the shaft log.Inside this void there would be bolts that hold on the skeg.The plate on the inside is to access the bolts for the inside box.A picture would help if you could get one.
 
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