Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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1983 Sabre 34. You could pop out the wood box engine cover & facing, rear access panel and both sides without tools. A little more work with a screwdriver and the whole frame around the engine comes out. The interior joinery & cabnitry is all bolted in and all removable.
But that mostly is true for the "classic plastic" boats designed in the 70's before the molded liners became the norm. The interior is bolted or screwed in. Some - Westsail 32 and Southern Cross 31 for example - could be purchased without any interior fixtures, fittings or furnishings and you built it the way you wanted.
The rest of the maintenance can be a bother. For some reason 12 foot teak handrails, cabin length teak "eyebrows" and full length teak toe rails seemed to be fashionable. Keep you busy finishing and re-bedding continually.
I had an '00 Catalina 34 MkII and there was not a sliver of wood or a molecule of brass on the exterior. Talk about ease of maintenance. ;-)
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive - R.L. Stevenson
I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau
Last edited by Delirious; 10-12-2008 at 10:51 PM.