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We will sailing out of the Deltaville area. I have a deposit on a Catalina 30 at the moment. Besides negotiating a fair price, I have a concern about a crack on the deck that runs-under the mast foot that is visible both fore and aft for an inch or two. Hairline would best describe it.
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We will sailing out of the Deltaville area. I have a deposit on a Catalina 30 at the moment. Besides negotiating a fair price, I have a concern about a crack on the deck that runs-under the mast foot that is visible both fore and aft for an inch or two. Hairline would best describe it.
Make sure you have the boat surveyed, and call that crack to the attention of the surveyor. More than likely it's not a major issue, though.

What year is this Cat 30? There are some well known issues with the keel stub of this boat for certain earlier model years. I think the problem is often called the "Catalina smile" and refers to brown ooze emanating from the joint between the keel ballast and the keel stub.

It was caused by the use of plywood in the keel stub, a practice which Catalina later abandoned. I don't know the exact year when they abandoned the practice, but you can find it by sleuthing around here on Sailnet. A good surveyor will know, too.

Good luck!
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Dakine,

I know an extremely nice Cat 30 for sale in the Norfolk area. My buddy owns it and I race on it. New sails and good condition.

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'91 Catalina 30 didn't work out. To many small things about this particular boat. We did find a '94 Hunter 30 that appears to be in meticulous shape. Will be checking it out this weekend.
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Dakine,
if you are willing to work on it there is a Catalina 30 in Deltaville called Fahgawee II. I looked at it about a month ago, but I am new to sailing and it looked like it might be something over my head, (has wood spreaders, covers and dodger have rips and growth on the bottom) It looks like it has just been sitting unused for a long period of time. Just type the name into google and the ad for the boat will come up.
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I have just placed a deposit on a 1994 Hunter 30T. Survey should be completed Monday, and we close NLT Friday of next week. Very excited!! Any suggestions on an inexpensive chartplotter?
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I have just placed a deposit on a 1994 Hunter 30T. Survey should be completed Monday, and we close NLT Friday of next week. Very excited!! Any suggestions on an inexpensive chartplotter?
Congrats! Very exciting.

My best suggestion on the chartplotter is to start a new thread in "electronics" and get suggestions there. Try to be as detailed as possible (price range, where mounted, size, etc) about your requirements.
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I have just placed a deposit on a 1994 Hunter 30T. Survey should be completed Monday, and we close NLT Friday of next week. Very excited!! Any suggestions on an inexpensive chartplotter?
Congratulations. Are you buying the boat in D'ville? We bought our first boat there, moved our second there and haven't been been able to leave because we love the sailing around Deltaville so much.

We're at Stingray Point by the pool. Stop in in say hello sometime!

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We discovered the boat in Gloucester through Norton Yachts. We were planning on keeping the boat at Powell's on Jackson Creek. Stingray is a nice marina.

Took the boat out on a "sea trial" today. I'm hooked! The owner has made several sound modifications to the boat and has kept the boat spotless.

Hunter impressed me with some of the features that come standard with their '94 30T. The Roller furling is in the anchor well. There are teaks seats in the handrails on the bow, stern port/starboard. Great storage throughout. Yanmar runs like a swiss watch. Running rigging layed out well.

The balance of the boat was amazing. Since we had some steady winds 10-15 knots we used the Jib only. I would think this to be awkward but still handled with precision. 5.5 knots.

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We discovered the boat in Gloucester through Norton Yachts. We were planning on keeping the boat at Powell's on Jackson Creek. Stingray is a nice marina.

Took the boat out on a "sea trial" today. I'm hooked! The owner has made several sound modifications to the boat and has kept the boat spotless.

Hunter impressed me with some of the features that come standard with their '94 30T. The Roller furling is in the anchor well. There are teaks seats in the handrails on the bow, stern port/starboard. Great storage throughout. Yanmar runs like a swiss watch. Running rigging layed out well.

The balance of the boat was amazing. Since we had some steady winds 10-15 knots we used the Jib only. I would think this to be awkward but still handled with precision. 5.5 knots.

Will post on survey coming up Monday.
I hear nothing but good things about Norton's. Stingray Point is full of folks that have bought more than one boat from them and they owner of the Tartan 40 I sometimes crew on recommends them also. The owners are also instrumental in organizing the Leukemia Cup Regatta also, so they really do a lot for the Deltaville Sailing community. I don't think you could have done better finding a broker.

I'm not familiar with Powell's, but know Jackson Creek pretty well from FBYC and we hauled out at Deltaville boatyard on Jackson Creek last year.

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