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other than being slow(what is fast on a sailboat)what''s the opinion of all out there I went through their website and found jeff couldn''t get the dingy but other than that a couple reviews that were at best uninformative. what are the problems with this boat it.s not a huntabenalina but neither is it a oyster or swan,what do the experts say. there does not seem to be a lot on the market,they do have nice lines but then I thought that formosas and choylee have nice lines.
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Hello Ken,
I am going to assume that you are looking at one of the later McCurdy and Rhodes designed Seafarer 30''s. Although it wasn''t popular there was a Bill Tripp 30 as well. For what it''s worth you can still call and get Ian McCurdy on the phone and plans are still available on this particular model. In my opinion Seafarer made a pretty good boat. While not blue water by any stretch of the imagination they were pretty solidly built. Some of them were sold as hull only, you can usually spot these quickly as they are typically not a very well finished boat. The factory finished boat that I have seen are much better. There are no inherent problems that I have heard of on this particular model. I was on the Seafarer email list for about five years and I have yet to hear any owner say anything bad about the thirty. Most of the Seafarer owners I know are head over heels in love with there boats. I would suggest that you join the Seafarer email list available here through Sailnet and ask the owners your self. There are a lot of honest and knowledgable owners that will give you straight answers.
Best of luck to you.
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Ken,
I''m sorry, after I posted I remembered that there was one problem that seemed to be common on the thirty footers. The attachment on the bottom of the rudder was not he best design and almost invariably get''s loose. Not terribly hard to fix but expensive if you have a yard do it.
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A friend and I are purchasing a 30 foot cruiser IN HAWAII hopfully. That is where we want to sail around first. We are looking for a boat around 25 g''s and must have a hot shower. My question is is there anyone out there that can take us to Hawaii and sail us to a couple of marinas to search for a boat. We can pay a grand or so. Air fare and hotels and car rental seems like a waiste while there are sailors out there that need to pick up some extra cash anyways. I just had this idea dawn on me yesterday.
Keith
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