Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
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Re: repowering diesel - NYC
Not sure I understand the economics of the repower in this boat but I do understand the love of sailing this boat so if it means it makes getting the boat out there to go sailing I guess it makes since. I Raced a first 30ES back in the 90's and it is a great sailing boat, lots of fun and she always got us into trouble and got us out of it as well. the boat was very well built as Beneteau took a lot of pride in the First series. the boat I sailed had a Yanmar 2GM but I have worked on an MD5b so I know what you may be going through with an old one. Looks like the Beta 20 is a good choice for that boat if it will fit. My current First 30 has a 20 hp Yanmar and with 31' waterline it has plenty of extra power.
Being on the left coat I can't help on a yard but good luck with the repower It will make that boat even more fun to sail.
"FULL TILT II" 2011 BENETEAU FIRST 30
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16