Moody 36 (80s) Moody 36 cc

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Juan Del Rey

Thinking in a 1980 Moody 36 cc. Is she suitable for solo sailing ? The model I have seen has a main furled in the boom. Somebody knows this sytem ?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Chris Burn

Chris Burn
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Boat name
Cristobella
Boat type
Moody 34
Cruising area
North Wales / Irish Sea
Sailing it would be easy enough, with auto helm, mooring it could prove to be a challenge depending on conditions, mooring is in my opinion the tricky bit, single handing takes much planning. Anchoring easy, picking up a buoy trickier but ok, tight marina berthing ........ well, if you radio ahead and threaten to crash into lots of things they will send some one to catch a line, ..... lots of fenders would be good.
Shouldn't be trickier than any similar yacht.
Good luck.
 

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall
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Boat name
GOOSE
Berth
Mayflower, Plymouth
Boat type
Moody 42
Cruising area
South Coast
I often single hand a Moody 42 which is similar. Most marinas send someone to catch lines which is only a problem when there are cross currents. In mast furling is fine once you get the boom height right.

Regards

Duncan
 
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Juan Del Rey

This model has a bow thrust, I think this can help in doking.
 

Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson
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Thinking in a 1980 Moody 36 cc. Is she suitable for solo sailing ? The model I have seen has a main furled in the boom. Somebody knows this sytem ?
Thanks in advance.
You will find this yacht a real challenge in any marina if there is a cross wind especially single handed, The steering position is not convenient for single handed berthing. I suggest you look for an aft cockpit boat where single handed berthing is possible.
 
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Juan Del Rey

Thanks to everyone for your answers.

Juan
 

Peter Wright

Peter Wright
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Boat name
WILD THYME
Berth
Suffolk Yacht Harbour
Boat type
Moody 425
Cruising area
North Sea, English Channel, Biscay
Hi Juan,

I don't think you will find her any more challenging than any other 36 footer and I don't find centre cockpit boats any more difficult to berth single handed than aft cockpit - in both cases single handed makes little difference until you reach the point where you have to let go of the helm to lassoo a cleat.

The in boom furling is not a standard feature, so you need to specify the brand for anyone to offer a useful opinion on it.

Peter.
 
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