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Topic Review (Newest First)
07-20-2007 02:16 PM
TSteele65 I believe pre-'70 A30s have a masonite-cored deck. Anything after then was cored with end-grain balsa.
07-20-2007 12:51 PM
NOLAsailing The Vega is a good boat, but I prefer the styling of the Triton and the A30.

Between the Triton and the A30, I would go with the A30 if cost were not a concern. While similar, the extra 2 feet on the A30 makes it feel considerably larger than the Triton. It also has a better build quality, in my opinion, though they are not without issues: most notably wet core. One nice feature of the A30 is the fairly high profile gunwale/toerail. It really adds to a feeling of security when going forward.

I owned a Pearson Triton and they are very good boats, but you do need to keep an eye on the core. If the core is wet, it is a very doable project to recore it.

There is a fairly large price difference between the two boats, but both are affordable. You can afford a very nice A30 in your budget and a top of the line Triton with money to spare.

If the core is a huge issue to you, you can look for a west coast built Triton. They were built in Sausolito by Aeromarine and they have solid glass decks. They also have a slightly smaller rig, FG coamings, bolted ports, and some other differences. Personally, I prefer the East coast boats (core and all).
07-20-2007 09:24 AM
scurvy
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Originally Posted by Kalmia41 View Post
I would go for the alberg or the triton, because they are superior in terms of quality, and they are simply better to look at. You can also find them for fairly cheap. Good Luck
Can't agree with this statement! Not sure where Kalmia is coming from in terms of superior quality? Scandivavian quality has always been in the forefront of boat design and construction. No question the Albergs have it over the Vegas in the beauty of classic design, but looks won't help you in a serious blow!

We considered the Triton and the Alberg 30'. We looked for two years and couldn't find any with dry decks. The ones that we did find, had been completely recored and were waaaay out of our price range. The Vega has sailed across oceans and once held the speed record in circumnavigation, does not blister, is balanced, good motion, dry as a bone, extremely well built, and dependable when the weather goes south.

Depending on your money situation, you can't go wrong with any of these boats. They have all stood the test of time and will get you there safely. Don't rule out the Vega because of an uninformed statement like the one above! She has been the best bang for our buck hands down!

This one just finished a circumnavigation:
www.runtjorden.com/

My 2 cents!
Chris
01-08-2007 11:25 PM
svs3 Yea, I read that to that the Vega at one time held a class record for an Atlantic crossing but I'm sure it has long since been eclipsed. I wonder what class it was?

In the next month or so I plan on going and looking at an A30 the broker described to me as a "project boat" so we'll see, I guess.

Sam
01-07-2007 10:11 AM
sailingdog All three are very solid boats. The A30 probably has the most active user/owners group, although the Triton is not far behind. I would pick either of these over the Vega, which is far less well known in many ways. I would also recommend that you save a portion of your budget for refitting/repairing/upgrading whatever boat you buy. Unlike cars, most boats generally need to have some work done to them to make them really workable for the way each person intends to sail them.
01-04-2007 01:03 AM
greencaptn Is the Alberg 30 really the fastest of the three? Someone wrote this but I was under the impression that the more recently designed vega with a longer LWL (23'2" vs. the Alberg's 21'8") was faster. I understand that in heavy winds the Alberg will heel and the waterline will lengthen b/c of the overhangs but didn't the Vega hold the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing at one point. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
01-03-2007 09:35 PM
vega1860 All three are good boats, to be sure. My personal preference, however, is for the Vega. I'll have to see what the owner support for the A30 is like in the US.

Chuck Rose
http://americanvega.org
01-02-2007 02:52 AM
deckhanddave If you like it, go with it. In your case, go with the A30.
01-01-2007 06:51 PM
svs3 bump ...

on one else has any input???

Darn it,
Sam
12-30-2006 03:16 PM
Kalmia41 I would go for the alberg or the triton, because they are superior in terms of quality, and they are simply better to look at. You can also find them for fairly cheap. Good Luck
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