An Exceptionally well maintained and equipped version of this highly acclaimed design. Newer sails, recent carbon mast awlgripped white, new carbon rudder with break off tip, new Ray hybrid touch chartplotter and radar, new 8 man life raft and comes with a Fairclough canvas winter cover. A proven race winner, easily shorthanded with comforts for cruising.
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The Aerodyne 38 has a well-proportioned fractional rig set well back in the boat to balance the full-triangle (non-overlapping) jib’s size with that of the main. We have now designed several boats with this rig, and can assure that it is easy to handle efficiently for a given size and much easier to tack than a rig with large, overlapping genoas, and works over a much wider wind range; between drifting and 24 knots true. It is not coincidental that BOC-type rigs have developed in this direction. The jib furling drum is recessed below the deck so it is as efficient for racing as it is for cruising, and the big mainsail, which features single-line reefing, has a long traveler to allow its power to be easily controlled.
Shrouds are outboard at the hull for strength and better staying angles. This allows a lighter mast and rigging. The Aerodyne 38 will sail well under mainsail alone.
below deck jib furler
110 Jib 2015
north sails jib cover 2015
2 asymetrical spinnakers 2015
The Aerodyne 38′s cockpit is 11.5 ft (3.5m) long! Not only is it well laid out for a racing crew, but in cruising mode adds considerable outdoor living space and yet will drain quickly through the transom should a sea come aboard. The cockpit seats are wide and long enough to sleep on.
The wheel is large to allow steering from the side-deck, and well-placed foot-cleats are provided for the helmsman when standing behind the wheel. There is also a cleat down the centre of the “crew” cockpit for bracing when sailing upwind, and the space between the seats, over 3 ft. (1m), is wide enough for a good cockpit table. There is a big locker to port, and cooking gas is in a dedicated locker to starboard, aft.
All sail controls lead aft to rope-clutches and winches on the cabin top. Main halyard, reefing, vang, spinnaker halyard, headsail furling, bowsprit and spinnaker controls are all handled from here. The bowsprit retracts into a waterproof housing, with service access down below.
Going forward, the side-decks are wide and unobstructed, helped by the outboard shrouds, and the anchor is stowed in its own flush locker, which also houses the recessed jib-furling drum.
The Aerodyne 38 has an innovative recessed toerail running around the perimeter of the entire deck giving a secure footing, and making it comfortable for hiking out.
2012 dodger protects the forward part of the cockpit.
Anchor locker recored with foam core 2015
Lazzarette locker recored with foam 2015
Fairclough canvas winter cover 2016
The Aerodyne 38 has a well-lit, comfortable interior with excellent ventilation. The drawings show the layout, with double cabins forward and aft, each with their own hanging lockers and stowage areas.
The saloon has settee-berths either side, with lockers and shelves outboard. Six can sit around the drop-leaf table, which has bottle storage in the centre section.
At the base of the companionway, the head, with sink, lockers and foul-weather gear stowage is to port, and a well-ventilated, comfortable aft cabin is to starboard. The ‘C’- shaped galley is forward of the aft cabin, with a double sink on centreline over the engine generous drawers, and refrigerator are outboard. There are lockers above the two-burner stove/oven. This is a good seagoing galley.
There is a full-size nav. station opposite the galley, with a chart locker, recess for a lap-top computer, drawers, storage under the seat. The electrical panel and electronics are outboard, where they are easy to see and use. AC volt meter 2015
DC over current protector
Bildge pump float switch is electric sensing
Fuel deck fill grounded
Propane vent in locker
macerator pump installed
CO/ propane detector