Re: Sabre 30 vs Sabre 32
Thanks Sandusky sailor. Glad to hear you think the Sabre 32 is a good design for cruising Lake Erie. I was looking at a Catalina 30 for sale in Sandusky Harbor Marina last week. Hope to be sailing toward your end of the lake in a year or two.
I saw a Sabre 32 I liked that might be worth an offer to get a surveyor's opinion. I'm hoping the 500 mile truck ride to bring it home, won't stress the hull and keel too much.
Here's an example of what you said about uninformed conclusions based on bad information. Owners manual says "balsa core panels are used to strengthen flat sections of the topsides in the forward section of hull." But I see a lot of reference online to the Sabre 32 being a balsa cored hull. Only worry now is that a surveyor might miss a big problem that could become an expensive surprise. If that doesn't happen I'll be hoping to get another 5-10 years out of this old boat.