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There are LOTS of 30' fiberglass sloops from the late 70's and early 80's that would meet your needs.
This is all IMHO and off the top of my head:
Using the Catalina 30 as a base, I would say that the O'day 30, Newport 30, and Islander 30 would be about the same. The Pearson 30 would sail a lot better, but is a lot smaller. The Sabre 30 much better but would cost more. The C&C 30 is a nice boat with a large following, Cal 9.2 has a great reputation but I have no experience with the boat, same with the Ericcson 30. I don't like Irwin or Lancer or S2 (they all seemed to have lots of leaks around ports and things).
Lastly, the CONDITION of a particular 30 year old boat is way more important than the MANUFACTURER of a particular 30 year old boat. I'm sure you can find old Sabres that are junk and old Hunters that are nice.
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY
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