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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By dutch2004
Re: looking for information on hulls

Thanks for the help folks! I'm still looking for the right boat. I'm sure eventually I'll find it. I was on the trail of a 30 foot Newport but the seller wasn't serious so back to the drawing board!...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By dutch2004
Re: looking for information on hulls

I did give "Heart of Glass" a read. It was a little dry, but it didn't contain the answer I was looking for. Unless the answer is it doesn't exist, which may be the case. I was trying to find some...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By dutch2004
looking for information on hulls

Okay folks, here's a tough question. In the early days of fiberglass hulls were thick and solid. Then they adapted to cores which reduced weight and cost and still made a good product. Is there any...
Forum: Newport   06-06-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By dutch2004
newport 30 how tall on a trailer?

Silly question, I hope someone can help. I've been looking for a good newport 30. I have a large building that I can store it in if it's not to tall. On a trailer do you know how tall the boat would...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dutch2004
Think I've got it.

Thanks for all the help folks I think you've narrowed down the search a lot. I'm heading down this weekend to look at one. It's a 30 foot Hunter early 80's Needs to have new sails and a good cleaning...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-14-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dutch2004
As far as rugged, I need advice as to which boat...

As far as rugged, I need advice as to which boat would do well in storms. Some folks think that 30 foot is too small for the Gulf of Mexico and even the east coast. They seem to be leaning toward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dutch2004
I'm think the more rugged the better. As for...

I'm think the more rugged the better. As for front berth, I'm running solo so it shouldn't be going far if I'm in the rack!! At least I hope it doesn't.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dutch2004
Top end I'd like to buy for about 25K and that...

Top end I'd like to buy for about 25K and that leaves about 5K for any needed repair or refit. I'm looking at something in the mid to late 80's or early 90's. So I expect some work will be needed,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By dutch2004
Need help choosing a boat

I will have several questions before I'm done, but I'll take this a little at a time. I'm looking to buy another sail boat, so I'm probably nuts anyway! But it's time for me to take the leap. Here's...
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