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Nordica 30
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4 4063 Tue September 23, 2008
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Description: Nordica 30
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu January 23, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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A double ended, masthead sloop with full keel/cutaway forefoot, the rudder is a stern hung tiller design. L.O.A. IS 29'10" with a L.W.L. of 25'10". The model I have has a factory mounted bowsprit which increases the L.O.A. to 33'.
The interior is teak and the lay out is roomy...more so than most boats in this size catagory. Wood work inside is not done to the best standards and is a common problem with all Nordicas. The lay-out incorporates a galley with propane oven, two sinks and a cooler/icebox. A dinette to port and a sette to starbord which incorporates a nav. station. The vessel sleeps 4 in comfort and six in total. The lay-out and design of the vessel allows for lots of storage space. The head clearance of 6' is fine for me..but some of my taller friends find it a bit short.
I currently sail on Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories. I find the boat to be reasonably quick for a moderate displacment hull and is downright fast off the wind. It has a very seakindly motion, is relativly dry even in high steep waves encountered here.
Some modifications were done to allow access to all areas of the hull and as well to the factory scupper drains which are woefully too small to be of any use (1/2"). The factory supplied Volvo/17hp was replaced with a new 27hp Yanmar.
All in all a very forgiving boat that handles very well.




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Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon June 15, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Doublender, uniquely designed by B. Malta Mueller, beautifull and very functional; ruged and well balanced. Built by EXE FIBERCRAFT of Exeter, Ontario.
Sloppy workmansip, choice of hardware and finnishing touches could be better.
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Review Date: Thu November 4, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Full keel scandinavian round stern, heavy displacement, very hard to find (I looked for mine for 10 years before I could get my hands on one). Extremely handsome stable and sturdy boat with moderatly well finished interior depending of which year/model. A real head turner. Look for old worn out equipment before you buy and corroded rigging components. Electricity will probably have to be reworked. Very Roomy inside with lots of room for storage. True ocean going vessel easy to handle alone except in reverse. This is definitely my last boat as I am very satisfied about it. Would recommend it to anybody looking for strong,traditional,heavy displacement.
Go to http://www.homestead.com/nordica/main.html for my website with all available info about the boat including all the brochures, contact list of NORDICA owners and other information.
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Registered: July 2007
Location: Portland, Maine USA
Posts: 129
Review Date: Tue September 23, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: good boat in rough weather
Cons: balast, it rusts

I live on this boat in Maine, it is quite comfy, for a minimalist like me.
Previous owner did the big dig in the bilge. He removed the iron/sand ballast and replaced it with lead shot. He glassed the hull back together before he added lead. Boat sails surprisingly well, handles the big waves and wind just fine. Yes, it is a bear to park. The cutaway keel swings away as soon as you stop moving and and going backwards is a lottery. I just have to remind myself that it will eventually turn...
By now, I know the challenging parts of handling of this boat. I sail it myself, mostly. It is easy to sail without any special rigging and adjustments.
Balances well, sails close reach and broad reach quite well by itself. I am working on steady upwind set up. We have sailed it in Long Island Sound in 45+kts of wind and following waves and the boat behaved predictably and confidently. It rolls, but does not S curve as would a regular stern boat. It rolls but keeps going straight. I had to get used to that... requires a lot less work sailing downwind than an average boat.
I am happy with it and plan on prepping it for some serious traveling
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