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11-28-2015 05:52 AM
Re: Fortune 30

Has anybody replaced the forehatch on their Fortune 30?

We're looking to replace Yofy's wooden forehatch with a new aluminum one. So far we haven't been able to find any hatches that match the dimensions. I have seen pictures of Fortune 30's that have replaced the hatch, so there must be a supplier somewhere.

Any ideas?

06-28-2014 02:13 AM
Re: Fortune 30

thanks . ill check that am... had to check out the new fortune 30 owners , why is there 1 / 2 all on this thing. HMMM.dont you remember. check out Kablesalat on need to learn how to tie knots...... why..Really...what is a knot anyway. how many miles a hr is a knot...wher do i sleep in this bunk.....sterns and foster No! its a bunk, wtf power went out .. you go and flick the breaker. not again we barter for treats. i love being a Pirate. night rick
06-28-2014 01:42 AM
Re: Fortune 30

Go on the song chain in Off Topic and post the names of songs you like - one per post.
06-27-2014 10:40 PM
Re: Fortune 30

dumb as my anchor . i no idea how to run up posts.. newbie real new help would be. nice.
06-27-2014 07:30 PM
Re: Fortune 30

Congrats. You got a lot of boat for your buck.

I looked seriously at her a couple of times last year when the previous owner had her on the hook in Sidney. The Volvo was dead and the owner was rather "eccentric" so I passed. It had my preferred interior layout but the one I eventually bought had a unique one with the quarter berths accessed from the main cabin so I ended up O/K.

Merc. looked to be a pretty solid boat but it needed a lot of sprucing up cosmetically due to being a liveaboard on the hook.

Check the thread "Sloops new cutter" for info & pics of my boat.

If you have any questions, run your post count up to 15 in one of the junk threads and PM me. I also have the pics I took of her when I was looking so you'll be able to see what the last owner did to her.
06-27-2014 06:57 PM
Re: Fortune 30

yes mercedes is her name
06-27-2014 05:25 PM
Re: Fortune 30

Did you buy Mercedes?
06-27-2014 03:37 PM
Re: Fortune 30

hey there all.. we purchaced a fortune 30.. the brentwood bay one.. its the blue water configuration. ive followed this ship for awhile previous owner back awhile ago must have loved this ship the custom stainless work is amazing yes its in need of of a new lover and it found one or should i say. we found her. my comment is this. in a world were the pepsi generation is slowly leaving us i mean sailors. we should give encouragment. used as it was designed for... why would we not like it. we constantly beat the crap out of every design.on this website. if it had this if it had that. known for this know for that this is 2014 a budget ship capable of doing what alot more than most of us do tied up to marinas and say if i had this and that id do this.... sail....what a novel idea. i got into sailing after 20 yeras of bs in the aviation buisness .i live aboard a morgan 33 outisland. yes its a tub but its alowed me to enjoy a lifestyle some people only dream of , for that my wife and i are gratefull. thanks charlie... and thanks to anyone who had the chance to sit there butts in the design of the fortune 30. in closing..i love the questions my son askes whats this do whats that do why..bringing a new generation into somthing we all love sailing. rick
04-30-2012 06:56 AM
Re: Fortune 30

We're not exactly sure what year Yofy was built. WE THINK about 1978. It makes a difference beacuse the molds changed hands and moved yards. Different builders did different things to the interior layout - original plans notwithstanding. Of course some were sold as hull and deck and were finished by the buyers themselves. So there are many variations on the theme.

This layout does work well. We don't use the dinnete so much because we are in a warm climate but its still useful to have a table onboard.

I just posted a new blog where I've written about the Fortune 30 and the mail we've received these past couple of months. Suddenly people from all over are asking about this little boat. Is she making a comeback?

Robyn and Manny
04-29-2012 01:20 PM
Re: Fortune 30

Originally Posted by Yofy View Post
Looking forward from the main hatch:


Looking aft from the Vberth:


Looking diagonally from the starboard corner of the salon forward and across the cabin to the head door


The head:


Hope this gives you some idea of how the layout looks.
Manny and Robyn
Thanks for that. That looks like the best use of space for a Fortune of all the layouts I've seen. It differs slightly from the one I described in that you have a passageway to the V berth. The "standard" one I described, but have not seen built, had the dinette the full width of the boat in a U shape - you'd have to crawl over the back of it into the V berth.

Yours looks better. Nice boat - I think it's moved up a notch or two on my personal "next boat" list.
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