Looking at both S 30 MK III and S 32. Any advice would be appreciated:
1) How tender / stiff are the boats? How many knots when you put a reef in?
2) Would describe the helm as balanced?
3) Key questions to ask sellers?
4) Key things to inspect (will be getting survey too, of course)
03-08-2014 07:00 AM
Re: I Love My Sabre 30!!!
Need info on repowering a westerbeke 18 with a yanmar22 in a 30ft 1986 sabre mrkIII.
Any problems with new engine mount &/or need for stern tube renewal?
01-12-2010 07:03 PM
We have a 1984 Sabre 34 that we love. My first experience with Sabre was a 30 though--probably a '79-ish. Growing up, my family had an O'Day 28. It took us everywhere, even up and down the east coast. It was a great boat, but it was still an O'Day (no offense to O'Day owners). Another family in our sailing association had a Sabre 30. I didn't know a lot about boat construction at the time (I was like 11 years old), but I knew that Sabre was a nice boat.
01-07-2010 01:47 PM
I love my Sabre 30 also. We are now in the middle of repowering from our old Volvo to a new Yanmar. There is a problem since the engine rotates in the opposite direction. Has anyone experienced any problem with an existing off center shaft and repowering to a new engine with opposite rotation? Handling problems? Excessive rudder mechanics needed?
09-02-2009 09:28 PM
Glad for you both, I love my 1977 Sabre 34. It does have AC, thru hull and pump under port settee, condenser is in the bottom portion of hanging locker.
A Sabre 30 was the first sailboat I fell in love with. It belonged to a friend, hull number 12, and it was one sweet boat.
Sabres Rule! (and they are made in Maine)
09-02-2009 09:04 PM
Nope, no a/c. I live in Maine...usually not much call for cooling. My wife wants HEAT!
09-02-2009 08:28 PM
I love my 1986 Sabre 30. By any chance have you installed airconditioning on your Sabre 30? If so what and where did you install? How is it working?