Early 40''s Looking For a 30 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-17-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Dav-O is on a distinguished road
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

I''m looking for a relatively new 30 footer that is good for weekending (2 grownups, 2 small kids), but also points well and can be raced. I live between Pensacola and Ft. Walton Beach, FL, so intend to do some bay sailing, but also a little off-shore cruising. I''m considering a Hunter 306, but have several months yet before any final decision is made. Looking at $65k range. Advice welcome from anyone who has been there and done that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-17-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
john gov is on a distinguished road
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

Davo, try [yachtworld.com ]Do the advanced search. You can plug in size, type, price range, and location. For $65,000 you can buy one heck of a nice 30 footer. Go for quality, resale value, etc. as you will no doubt be looking for a 34 or 36 footer in two to three years. You might even consider spending less on this first boat and save some for the next one. But that''s your business, not mine...Have fun, John Gov.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-18-2002
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,633
Thanks: 5
Thanked 101 Times in 77 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

The newer Hunters really are not very competitive under PHRF even at the club level. There are a lot of really great used boats in the $65,000 or less range that might be better suited to your needs.

Jeff
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 03-18-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Dav-O is on a distinguished road
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

john gov,

Thanks for your comments. I''ve been to yachtworld and there are quite a few to choose from. Most are geographically far from me, and I don''t know what boat movers charge, but it''s something to look into. The challenge for me is compromise. I would like to have a weekender, so my family and I can drop anchor off shore on the gulf coast and wake up on the water. On the other hand, I''ve been crew on an S2 during my days in South Carolina, and I''d like to race from time to time. I''d like to find a boat that can point high and get decent speed made good hard on the wind. Based on some of the messages I''ve seen, it looks like I can only afford something akin to a Chevy or Ford, but for a first boat that''s ok for me. What has experienced taught you?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 03-18-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Dav-O is on a distinguished road
Early 40''''s Looking For a 30

Jeff_H,

Thanks for your comments. I''ve read your bio, and it sounds like you know your way around the world of sailing vessels. I''m looking to buy my first boat, and like a first house, it won''t be my dream, but it''s the early stage of a passionate adventure. I was crew on an S2 years ago in Carolina. We didn''t win any, but that might have been due to helmsmanship of the skipper more than limitations of the craft. I like racing, but I''m not a hardcore racing enthusiast. I want a boat that will point high in a close-haul. I also want a boat that will accommodate 2 adults and two kids on a weekend excursion off shore on the gulf. The Hunter looks like it''s high on creature comforts (for a Ford or Chevy), but the messages I''ve read make me wonder if the hull design leaves something to be desired. What might you recommend for a reasonable compromise between speed and comfort, considering 30 footers, built since ''95, priced under $70k? Also, I wonder about the vessel''s versatility of rigging. Clearly, I''m looking at a sloop-rigged cruising yacht, but I''d like to acquire a variety of sails for general purposes (e.g., mainsail, jib, genoa, spinnaker, spinnaker staysail, trysail, storm jib). Are some 30''s more versatile than others in this regard?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High Tech vs traditional-Comments? Pangaea General Discussion (sailing related) 38 08-07-2007 02:07 AM
Early IOR quirks owenmccall Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 03-16-2004 05:29 PM
Maine to Norfolk in early November Cheetie Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 08-22-2002 07:22 AM
Never to Early to BAHA blkpearl Crew Wanted/Available 0 05-16-2002 02:35 PM
Looking for Key West Charter early April 2002 bospgmr General Discussion (sailing related) 0 01-03-2002 11:44 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:22 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.