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Great little boat!
You won't be disappointed with this little boat. My Dad and I raced & cruised one for three years in SoCal. They are built hell for stout - before the builders realized how strong fiber glass really is and how light they could go. We beat the heck out of ours: racing it back & forth to Catalina against our nemisis "Bald Eagle" - another Cal 30 of the same vintage. Racing back from Catalina was always the most fun - we hit 13 knots on the meeter in Hurricane Gulch, got knocked down, and wrapped kelp around the mast head. The boat popped back up, found her legs, then took off like a scalded cat again. Way too much fun.
The only place they are lacking are creature features. Headroom is ok in the main salon. The head is only semi-inclosed & dated. My mom could never handle the 'yuck' factor.
We never had trouble with our 'Atomic Bomb' motor. Just remeber to vent the boat before starting & you're good to go.