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Old 01-11-2014, 14:17   #1
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1980 Sabre 30 - Input please

I am considering a purchase of a 1980 Sabre 30. Don't have the written survey back yet, but we've found some deck moisture under chain plates and hand rails; I'll have this work quoted. Some other misc issues, small leaks at main hatch and near 1/4 berth. Some misc engine work, but all in all, not a bad boat for $13,000 (at this point). Specific input on this make and model is not easily found and I'd appreciate any feedback from Sabre owners out there. This is the decision week.
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Old 06-11-2014, 18:18   #2
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1980 Sabre 30 - Input please

Great boats. I've been on a pile of them here in Maine. Very popular, had a buddy sell his mint early 80's 28' for 32k. He had three buyers in a buyers war! I think they sail great and are comfortable. I think they've got great lines.
30 is a great size for single hand sailing and living.
Offset prop on your model? Some folks complain about lack of straight reverse, but the pointy end is the other way I say.
30 y/o boat is gonna leak, from the top is better than the bottom Moisture is to be expected, easy fixes: gaskets, sealant, butyl tape etc.. Spongy decks for me is a walk away. Surveyor will differentiate on paper.
My 2 cents. Great boats. Love 'em.

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lease, sabre

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