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03-09-2016 10:34 PM
mitiempo
Re: Fortune 30

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
That boat has been for sale for a long time. The price is extremely high. Mine was at least as nice and sold for 1/2 that ask. The others I've seen sold were all in the teens as well. Since the Fall of '12 I've seen them sell for $4500 (needed serious deck work), Less than $10K (dead Volvo), $13K and $15K

Those were all private sales but have the broker show you the Soldboats listings for Fortunes for the past few years. If the boat has no problems and they won't come down to at least the low $20's I'd keep looking. Lots of boats out there and it's a buyers market
You're not kidding! 20k would make sense.

80 gallons of diesel but only 30 gallons of water?
03-09-2016 09:06 PM
sproatlake
Re: Fortune 30

Alright good to know... It's basically just, steer starboard forwards, and prop walk it to port in reverse... This one has tiller and wheel, so that makes it a bit faster to get around I guess. Thanks again for the input!
03-09-2016 09:04 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Fortune 30

The Fortunes sail fairly well. Short on sail area so a big gennie is a must around here.

They have an extremely nice motion - very comfortable.

They are very clumsy in close quarters, especially if fitted with hydraulic steering. Reversing is pretty well full keel territory. The high bow gets blown around at low speeds. Mine would not back to starboard under any circumstances. The close quarters handling was high on the list of reasons why I sold mine. No fun at all in a marina either berthing or leaving.
03-09-2016 03:48 PM
sproatlake
Re: Fortune 30

Thanks for the input! I went and inspected it, and it seems like it's in immaculate condition, and had things like a windvane and all that, as well as a ton of other stuff not readily listed. I appreciate the help and I think that when I offer, I will take what you have to say to heart.

I currently have a C&C 25. Sailing comparison? I'm guessing they're not comparable boats.... Which makes me sad to give up this one, cause it goes like stink
03-09-2016 03:21 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Fortune 30

That boat has been for sale for a long time. The price is extremely high. Mine was at least as nice and sold for 1/2 that ask. The others I've seen sold were all in the teens as well. Since the Fall of '12 I've seen them sell for $4500 (needed serious deck work), Less than $10K (dead Volvo), $13K and $15K

Those were all private sales but have the broker show you the Soldboats listings for Fortunes for the past few years. If the boat has no problems and they won't come down to at least the low $20's I'd keep looking. Lots of boats out there and it's a buyers market
03-09-2016 01:16 PM
sproatlake
Re: Fortune 30

Argh. just typed out my message and it didn't go through.

Here's the gist:

Found a sweet boat, she looks good for offshore, and has the "preferable" cabin layout. I've been looking for ages for a bluewater boat that falls in my budget, and finally scraped together just enough cash to get the job done.

Please don't snipe my boat haha


but seriously, I would love some input on the listing, it has a bimini as well, but it's not on the boat. The main has a triple reef, and it has all the sails necessary for offshore. It's clean as can be, and seems very solid.


The ad is not postable yet, so I'm gonna run my post count up and chime back in.

God, that was a XXXXposting bloodbath.

http://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/19...a#.Vt5ngPkrLIW

Thanks in advance,

Jesse
11-28-2015 05:52 AM
Yofy
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?

Manny
06-28-2014 02:13 AM
bcwild1
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 google.you 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 ...now we barter for treats. i love being a Pirate. night rick
06-28-2014 01:42 AM
SloopJonB
Re: Fortune 30

Go on the song chain in Off Topic and post the names of songs you like - one per post.

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/off-to...hain-1787.html
06-27-2014 10:40 PM
bcwild1
Re: Fortune 30

dumb as my anchor . i no idea how to run up posts.. newbie real new help would be. nice.
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