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Old 07-20-2007
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The Vega is a good boat, but I prefer the styling of the Triton and the A30.

Between the Triton and the A30, I would go with the A30 if cost were not a concern. While similar, the extra 2 feet on the A30 makes it feel considerably larger than the Triton. It also has a better build quality, in my opinion, though they are not without issues: most notably wet core. One nice feature of the A30 is the fairly high profile gunwale/toerail. It really adds to a feeling of security when going forward.

I owned a Pearson Triton and they are very good boats, but you do need to keep an eye on the core. If the core is wet, it is a very doable project to recore it.

There is a fairly large price difference between the two boats, but both are affordable. You can afford a very nice A30 in your budget and a top of the line Triton with money to spare.

If the core is a huge issue to you, you can look for a west coast built Triton. They were built in Sausolito by Aeromarine and they have solid glass decks. They also have a slightly smaller rig, FG coamings, bolted ports, and some other differences. Personally, I prefer the East coast boats (core and all).

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I believe pre-'70 A30s have a masonite-cored deck. Anything after then was cored with end-grain balsa.

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