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Old 06-12-2015, 06:18 PM   #1
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Prairie 36

We are the new owners of the 1980 Prairie 36, formerly known as Tutch O' Dutch. We'll be changing the name to Prairie Dog as we apply for a transfer of the documentation.

It's basically in sound condition, and the surveyor rated everything as "above average," which he said was unusual for a boat of this age. Lots of little projects, but nothing major.

Twin Perkins 4-236 and a Westerbeke generator. LP stove and refrigerator, which is different than all other Prairies that we've seen.

Would welcome corresponding with other 36 owners.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:56 PM   #2
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Hello and Congratulations on the new boat!

We have owned a 37 Atlantic Double Cabin sister ship of yours since last spring. Our is a 1988 with the galley down and bunks and we absolutely lover her.

I have seen a couple different plans for the Prairie's - is your galley up or down, and v-berth? We love space in the salon from the wide beam and people are amazed that the boat is only a 37'

I have seen a couple of other folks on the site with your boat that should be along soon.

We have twin Detroit 8.2's which is way too much for the cruising we do at hull speed, but it is fun to occasionally get up on plane. I think the Perkins are perfect for the boat.

Cool idea on the photoshop on the new name!! Looks great!
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
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Good day:

Last summer we repatriated our Prairie 29 from Sandusky Oh. Awesome little BIG cruiser. Having nothing bad to say. I can only relate look for the fuel tank fills and hoses to the tanks. That would be my sore spot. The wiring and the grounds would be another issue. Other than those issues, these are pretty bullet proof cruisers.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:25 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard! Nice boat you've gotten yourself! Enjoy it! Where will it call home?
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:30 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard! Nice boat you've gotten yourself! Enjoy it! Where will it call home?
We're going to use it as a winter cruising boat in Florida. She's currently stored on the hard at Charlotte Harbor Boat Storage, in Placida, FL. Will be going down before Thanksgiving to prep her and start on the long list of little projects.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:08 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard. Nice rig. Our 29 is a good boat, no real issues except those identified by Cappy208.

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Old 06-15-2015, 04:06 PM   #7
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I have seen a couple of other folks on the site with your boat that should be along soon.
Uh... that would be me Sorry it took so long, I was out on the boat all weekend.

Welcome! There aren't too many of us Prairie 36'ers around, so any effort to get together to share notes is always welcome.

Our 1980 36 (hull number 23) was upgraded to Perkins 6 cyl turbos in 1982. Configuration is galley up, full V-berth forward and centerline master berth. In our 3rd year of ownership, still loving the layout. I really didn't want or need the extra horsepower, but that's what this one had.

Feel free to ask about questions as they come up!
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:13 PM   #8
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Uh... that would be me Sorry it took so long, I was out on the boat all weekend.

Welcome! There aren't too many of us Prairie 36'ers around, so any effort to get together to share notes is always welcome.

Our 1980 36 (hull number 23) was upgraded to Perkins 6 cyl turbos in 1982. Configuration is galley up, full V-berth forward and centerline master berth. In our 3rd year of ownership, still loving the layout. I really didn't want or need the extra horsepower, but that's what this one had.

Feel free to ask about questions as they come up!
Thanks. My hull id@ is PBJ000210280-36. Does that identify what my hull number is? I'm guessing that "80" and "-36" identifies the year and Prairie 36, but what do the other numbers indicate?

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Old 06-15-2015, 04:25 PM   #9
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Hull number 21. PBJ is the builder. 80 is the year, 36 is the length. Not sure about the other "2".

You should have a brass plaque with the hull number, too.

Our boats are close sisters! I wonder who has hull #22?
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:34 PM   #10
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Hull #

Thanks. There is a plaque, but the boat is about 1200 miles away, and I can't recall what the plaque said.

One note: my engine access hatch is very small. The other 36s I looked at had huge access hatches, but mine is about 18" x 24". I examined the structure underneath the salon floor, but couldn't see anything that had obviously been changed. The small hatch makes the engine room pretty dark and dismal.

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I added LEDs' to mine, pic attached is taken with a phone, no flash....Click image for larger version

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Old 06-16-2015, 04:41 PM   #12
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I added LEDs' to mine, pic attached is taken with a phone, no flash....Attachment 41136
Very impressive. I'm ordering two 5-meter strings of LED lights.

Main problem--the light will show how badly my engine room needs a thorough cleaning.

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Greetings,
Mr. R. VERY impressive for a Prairie 36 ER!
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Yes, seeing all the problems is the only downside. I got these from Amazon, one roll did the whole ER.

360deal smd 5630 White Waterproof 300 LED Fleixbe Strip 12V DC

http://www.amazon.com/360deal-5630-W.../dp/B00IJR1ZSM

I would recommend buying automotive grade 3M double sided tape (grey spongy stuff), the adhesive on the leds' it's pretty weak. One year, and one very cold winter later, it seems to be holding up well.
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Thanks Firefly,

Next up is repainting the floor.....

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Congratulations! Nice a$$, ur stern.
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