well built and overall a nice boat. Thank you for your reply. I have a surveyor getting onboard on Thursday. Perhaps you might have an answer to some questions
Do you know what commodity makes up the deck laminate, balsa or foam core of some kind. Marine Plywood
Same question in regards to the upper part of the hull?, or is this just solid glass? Solid Glass
Do you know how the deck to hull flange joint is made up and fastened? Unknown, but I'll check.
Are you happy with the way the mast is supported, or d you feel some addditinal stays wold be sensible? Mast is keel stepped with upper and lower shrouds, foil / furler forestay, backstay with tensioner. All are sufficiently well built. Sailed this summer on Lake Huron in 25 kt winds with 150 genoa and no reef in main. No mast pumping, undue flexing or anything to suggest any issues. The rig is solid. This boat has done the Port Huron to Makinaw race 5 times.
I'm hoping that with some really nice sails she will point and perform, her ballast to weight ratio looks very good. How high do you reckon you can point, will she get down to 30 degree and stay steady in the 35-40 area?
The fractional rig makes the boat point quite well. My sails are 6 years old but yes, it points like that, low 30's.
What sort of prop do you have? I'm thinking Max to help reversing. We have the original prop, two blades, 12", non-folding. No issues reversing but we don't spend a lot of time going in that direction.
I'm going to be keeping her on Lake Michigan, Muskegon for starters, eventually will probably head south down the islands to my old haunting ground St. Lucia. I get the impression she will make out to be a good sea boat, your opinion? We sail on Lake Huron, no ocean experience. In my opinion, it's much the same hull shape, ballast, etc as a Catalina 30. Nice inland / coastal cruiser, not for open ocean. Again, that's just my opinion.
Hope I'm not being a nuisance and appreciate you input. No trouble Chris. Not many of these around. I'm glad to help. There are a couple of Ticon 30's for sale here if that one doesn't work out for you.