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Re: Fraser 30
De Kleer's built good quality hulls & decks. Nothing tech about them, just well laid mat & roving. There are two versions of the 30 - a raised flush foredeck and a motorsailer. The basic design is an adaptation of the old raised deck Cal 28. The motorsailer had the hull mould split and widened about a foot at the stern. Depending on the fitout they can be very good boats. Some were pro built but many of the homebuilts were as good as anything out there. I imagine their sailing qualities would be pretty good on a late 60's - early 70's level.
If you can find a decent one you'd have a pretty good boat - at least one made it to Australia with no drama.
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