Free Range

Free Range is hull number 9 of 9 of the Slocum 37 series and she is a serious blue water cruiser, as her specs show. She was built by the Hai-O Yacht Building Corp in Taiwan in 1988. Naval architect Stan Huntingford has incorporated into this sturdy double ender both seaworthiness and ample interior space that offers steady and comfortable cruising. The Slocum 37 is a development of his earlier design of the Rafiki 37.

Free Range has a full keel, tons of storage, and all the electronic goodies you will need to keep you cruising in safety and comfort.

With only two sets of owners, both of which took the most excellent care of her, Free Range is ready, right now, to take you around the world, island hopping in the Bahamas, or day-sailing in your local sailing grounds. She is a sturdy, solid boat and will keep you safe and comfortable as you explore the world.

Free Range is US Coast Guard registered and has sailed offshore up and down the US east coast, cruised the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and the eastern Caribbean islands. Although she has served us well, we are ready to continue our lives back home in Colorado, so, sadly, we must part with her.
We are currently sailing her in the Caribbean and will be taking her back to the Norfolk, VA area in Spring 2015. If you are looking for a blue water cruiser that is ready to go now, give us a call! Come get her in the islands and let your cruising adventure begin in paradise or we can bring her to you on the US east coast.

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Under sail with main and genoa.

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Under sail with main, yankee and staysail. KISS wind generator and two solar panels, 250W total.

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At rest in Allan’s Cay, Bahamas. Free Range has extensive ground tackle including four anchors: a Bruce, Delta, Fortress, and CQR. Electric windlass with 200 feet of BBB chain with a secondary set of BBB chain and rope combo. Also an aft setup with BBB chain and rope combo.

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Zodiac inflatable dinghy with Honda 8 HP engine.
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View from the companionway. Galley on starboard, quarter berth and nav station to port. Salon amidships, head to port. Two nice-sized closets to starboard and forward cabin in v-berth.
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View from salon looking aft. 406 MHz GPS EPIRB brand-new in October 2014, good through July 2020.
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View looking aft from salon. Salon features two comfy wrap-around settees, large table that swings up. The hole in the table? Wine storage!!
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The roomy galley includes stainless steel deep double sinks with PUR water filtration system. Force 10 propane oven / stove. Brand-new Isotemp refrigeration system (October 2014).
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Extra counter space with sink inserts.
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Quarter berth and nav station.
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The best berth in the house when underway in rough seas. Shelf runs almost the entire length of the quarterberth. You can’t see from the picture but I keep my guitar here!
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Electric panel behind the scenes.
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Nav station is equipped with wind / speed / depth, SSB ICOM IC-M802 w/pactor modem, and VHF ICOM M402S. Handheld VHF also included. Free Range’s backstay was insulated October 2014.
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Free Range has a nice-sized bathroom which includes a small bath tub with shower seat, brand-new Jabsco toilet (Nov 2014) and lots of storage.
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Tub / shower.
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Shower seat.
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Upper shelving provides plenty of room for toiletries, towels, and medicines. Storage beneath perfect to store MANY rolls of toilet paper, paper towel, and cleaning products.
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Closet #1 (starboard side in salon).
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Closet #2 (starboard side, v-berth).
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The v-berth sleeps two comfortably and features tons of storage underneath, two storage areas above, a large closet, and secondary storage area starboard, and two sets of small drawers, starboard and port sides. New Sony Marine-Series stereo with bluetooth capability + speakers in v-berth and salon.
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Port-lights on port and starboard sides in the v-berth plus two overhead hatches.

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Two hatches + two port-lights + two windows in v-berth = plenty of breeze for your sleeping comfort in the tropics.Three new Caframo marine fans installed October 2014: one in v-berth and two in galley / salon.

Lots of woodwork, lots of storage.
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Perkins 50HP 4-108 with high-output 100 amp Balmar alternator. Two Racor fuel filters and fuel polishing system.

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For your navigating pleasure: Depth / Speed / Wind console, Raymarine chart plotter C70, Garmin chart plotter GPSmap 232, Garmin chart plotter GPSmap 182, AIS Receiver, and Raymarine Radar. ** Brand-new Raymarine EV-400 Autopilot installed November 2014 **

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For protection from the elements, Free Range has a dodger and bimini with an additional connector that zips in to connect the two (see above pic).
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Stainless steel super arch aft includes: a sitting bench for elevated view, dinghy davits, mount for solar panels, radar, and wind generator.
Stainless steel rails around entire boat plus two boxes / SS bars for extra storage and support while on deck.
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Looking forward from the companionway / cockpit, looking through the dodger (open). Brand-new running rigging September 2014.

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Free Range from above.
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All internal and external lights switched to LED.

Principal dimensions:

LOA     36’9”

LWL     31’9”

Beam  11’8”

Draft     6’0”

Headroom   6’3”

Displacement   27,000 lbs

Ballast              10,000 lbs

Sail Area

Main                  322 sqFt

150% Genoa     585 sqFt

#2 Jib (Yankee) 208 sqFt

Staisail              158 sqFt

Mast clearance       54’0”

Engine 50HP Perkins 4-108

Fuel Capacity     60 Gal

Water               190 Gal

Black Water       30 Gal

100 amp Balmar Alternator

KISS Wind Generator

250W Solar Panels

2 8D AGM House Batteries for a total of 500 Amp/h

1 Optima starting battery at 75 Amp/h

Katadyn watermaker

5 thoughts on “Free Range

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      Sara and Bubi!
      Un tout grand merci pour vos cartes postales! Nous avons reçu hier celle de Charleston. Et nous vous suivons sur votre blog et sur notre globe !
      Toutes vos photos, explications nous intéressent et ouvrent à des discussions très intéressantes!
      Vous arrivez bientôt à Cocoa beach! Cool!
      Avez-vous aussi eu la neige, ce courant froid qui à touché l’est des USA, vous demandent Anthony et Thierry?
      Gros bisous

      • Author gravatar

        De rien, vous allez recevoir encore plus de cartes postales 🙂 Pour les explications il faut remercier Sara, c’est elle qui écris tous les blogs!! Pas de neige, ouf, mais on a quand même eu froid, avec quelques matins à 0C.

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      HEY GUYS

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      What a beautiful boat. I’d do anything to have it. Very lucky!

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