Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
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Re: Input Sought on a Sabre 38
I had a 38 for a couple of years, actually wished I had kept it. Great boat, well made and sailed very well. Quality of workmanship still shows through, as well as the quality of design.
I had no issues with the cored hull, and had not heard of any major problems with them overall.
The mast step can have issues, mine had just been repaired when I bought it. Make sure it has been repaired or budget some $$ to do so. Try and find someone familiar with Sabre to make the repair.
My 38 handled like a 32 and was easily sailed by the two of us, even single handed many times. Roomy, but not as wide as the new boats. The vberth is tough for two to get in and out, with out waking the other. We lived aboard for weeks/months at a time.
Great boat, and the factory will still help you all they can, when you have issues.