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post #4 of Old 01-19-2007
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I'd re-enforce SFs assessment - when we were last shopping we looked at a 30E and it seemed to us that they tried to cram a 35 foot interior into a 30 foot boat. This seems typical of that vintage of French designs.

It leaves you with a great design on paper, but in reality none of the "double berths" are truly doubles.

We did like the cockpit and deck layout. Though we have not had an opportunity to live with them, the highly ramped cockpit coamings look to make a very comfortable weather-side seating when heeled.

The fractional rig was also appealing as it was on our "wish list" too.

In the end we went with a 34 footer with a similar layout. At that length everything seems to work.
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