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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?

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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
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Did you buy Mercedes?

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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yes mercedes is her name
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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.
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dumb as my anchor . i no idea how to run up posts.. newbie real new help would be. nice.
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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

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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
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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.

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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

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