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Yahno there are a lot of good quality, well sailing thirty-footers from the early '70s: Tartan 30s are a classic, quality boat, Pearson and Catalina 30s are very desireable, you might be able to find a nice C&C 30 or a Yankee 30. After 40 years these boats still have a strong following and good reputationbs - you pay a decent price for one in good condition and you can't go wrong.
Why should you fixate on an odd-ball, little know or respected model, a boat whose twisted design objectives scream out in a humorous hull shape, with a nutty keel...I assume its price. Up your budget a few thousand and buy a boat with a real head, that will give you years of pride-of-ownership, and that someone will want to buy from you down the road...you'll get your money back.
Last edited by sailingfool; 09-09-2009 at 07:39 AM.