OK, a couple things from a former Rawson
-They are decent boats and sail well for their age. Not fast for sure but comfortable and very dry in a blow.
-I was not aware Rawson
built the Pilot house model back in '69. I suspect that's a mod and added on type but not sure about this. A friend of mine has a later model Pilot house and as I remember it looks different. Maybe Google
some pics and see what you think.
-Apparently from reading that listing this Rawson has an outboard motor
??? I have never seen an R30 with an outboard motor
, they all had inboards. That may be another mod. and certainly reduces value. That boat may be unsellable.... as one with a diesel
often runs that price
now days. You will not like an outboard in choppy weather
especially on that boat.
-Having sailed a standard sloop
extensively , including the west coast
Mexico/Seattle, and sailed on my friends pilothouse. I prefer the standard sloop
as far as sailing and accommodation goes.
*It is hard to see over the raised pilothouse from the cockpit
* The traveler on the roof is not handy to use, nor the mainsheet.
*The accommodation down below is very chopped up due to the raised floor aft and lower forward.
Just some things to think about. Feel free to contact me with any questions.