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Newport 30 MK II
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Description: Newport 30 MK II
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Review Date: Tue November 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Modest performance cruiser
Best performance off wind
Lots of boat per $
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Fri December 13, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Gary Mull designed racer/cruiser. Sloop rig with fin keel and spade rudder. 10 1/2 ft. beam. Displacement 8500lbs. Costs run from $9,000.00 to mid $20's. Active one class design racing on San Francisco Bay. Web site under construction at www.Newport30.org
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Review Date: Sun August 10, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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If you're looking for a lot of boat at a reasonable price, the 30 MK II is great. I have a 3 yr old and a 5 yr old who are completely at home, plenty of room. The dinette converts into a play room and the big V berth a crib. The cockpit is very big, deep and can easily accomodate wandering kids or a bunch of adults.

For mom and dad the boat is easy to sail, fast and stable. I have a wheel and AP that make sailing a breeze. In fact this weekend on the Chesapeke I left a Catalina 34 and a Hunter 34 in my wake, must have been a fluke (no challenges, please!).

My only complaints are that the boat won't point very high, it is IMPOSSIBLE to back, there's no insluation in the icebox, the engine compartment is not insulated (sound) and has a very weather helm (it lets you know in a hurry if you have too much sail up).

Things to watch for are deck delamination, leaky chain plates (what 25 yr old chain plates don't leak!) and crayon is difficult to remove from the deck.

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Review Date: Thu January 20, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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THE LATE GARY MULL DID A GREAT JOB ON THE DESIGN OF THE
NEWPORT 30. THE PHRF RATING IS 192 AND THE BOAT COMPETES VERY WELL. THE BOAT IS WELL BUILT. THE TOE RAIL IS A GREAT PLUS. I HAVE LIVED ABOARD, CRUISED AND SUCCESSFULLY RACED THE MKII. USED NEWPORTS FROM THIS TIME PERIOD WOULD BE WORTH CONSIDERING, BUT CHECK FOR BLISTERS ON THE HULL! ADDING TRACK ALONG THE DECK NEAR THE CABIN IMPROVES WINDWARD PERFORMANCE TREMENDOUSLY. IN 18-2O KNOTS OF WIND - ROLLING UP THE JIB AND FLYING A GENOA STAYSAIL MAKES FOR VERY COMFORTABLE CLOSE REACHING. YACHT RACING IS THE BEST PREPARATION FOR CRUISING. JOIN A LOCAL YACHT CLUB AND HEAD FOR THE STARTING LINE!





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