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Topic Review (Newest First)
10-02-2014 07:00 PM
PDBFL904
Re: I Love My Sabre 30!!!

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)

5) Other

Thanks.
03-08-2014 07:00 AM
RQuinlan
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
josrulz 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
davidtaft 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?
s/v Solace
Harpswell. ME
09-02-2009 09:28 PM
mgmhead 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
c40eb Nope, no a/c. I live in Maine...usually not much call for cooling. My wife wants HEAT!
09-02-2009 08:28 PM
streetdancer 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?
08-21-2009 03:27 PM
c40eb
I Love My Sabre 30!!!

It needed to be said.

 
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