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Old 01-07-2008, 12:04 PM
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I know there are some serious scarab lovers on this board, but every wellcraft I've ever been on has been a piece of crap.

I have not been on a 38 scarab though, maybe they paid better attention when they built them?
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The Apache is a good pick if your loaded. It will cost 3 or 5 times more to maintain.
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What years were those? There are nice and won races but winningest is a stretch.
One of, not THE. Not only did they win races, they won championships.

Mid-70's thru early 80's, they were very succesful.
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I'd go with the KV, much nicer looking with classic lines. Apache priced too high and will cost alot to maintain IMO, even though it also has great lines.
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I know there are some serious scarab lovers on this board, but every wellcraft I've ever been on has been a piece of crap.

I have not been on a 38 scarab though, maybe they paid better attention when they built them?
My 1979 Wellcraft was a tank. Still being used on the Georgian Bay. The current owner sends pics.

Something about the mid-late eighties and boats that were glassed in Florida. Too much powder and too many guys who didn't care. A guy who worked at Chris Craft at the time said that the molds were great, getting good glass crews to stay on a tab until it was completely glassed was another thing altogether.
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My 1979 Wellcraft was a tank. Still being used on the Georgian Bay. The current owner sends pics.

Something about the mid-late eighties and boats that were glassed in Florida. Too much powder and too many guys who didn't care. A guy who worked at Chris Craft at the time said that the molds were great, getting good glass crews to stay on a tab until it was completely glassed was another thing altogether.
Sorry, I should have quantified that with a year range. mid 80's through ? maybe early 90's even...
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I agree with the year range that you suggest.
I think that you really need to triple check glass, transom, stringers and tabbing on anything from like 83 to 93.

Not that a person wouldn't have a boat surveyed anyway, but I think those were bad years for glass work.
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Maybe you can help me out.
I am not sure whether I want to buy the Hunter 31, or the Catalina 30. This will be my first big sailboat.
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