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Re: What makes a Moody a good bluewater boat?
Would this be generally true of all Moodys or particular to the 34? I was under the impression they were considered pretty well-built boats and they sure aren't at the bottom of the price range for the larger boats.
I can't really answer that. I had some experience with the smaller 1970's Angus Primrose designed Moody's. They had a strange design, but seemed to be simply and decently constructed. I had an extremely brief exposure to a Moody 54 from around 2001, and thought from what I could see that boat seemed to be a nicely detailed boat in a lot of ways, but I did not get into the back corners to see how that boat was actually built.
But I have become friends with a couple with an early 1980's Moody 34 and have been advising them on that boat. I see my comments as specific to that that model and vintage.
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