Originally Posted by zUrchin
I owned a Grampian 30 sloop
many years back. She was rock solid and a joy to sail. Had problems with leaky portlights
, but Mike appears to have refitted his 34 with some really nice stainless steel
ones. I realize it's not a popular brand since they went out of business early, making them easily overlooked.
Thanks zUrchin. I love the 30 as well. And as you say, all the Gramps are well known as solid, comfortable cruisers. Not fancy, but well built, solid, and joys to sail.
We were having some leaks
in the old ports
, which is part of the reason we replaced them all. We also wanted something more sea worthy (smaller and stronger), and also ones we could open. That's why we pulled all the old ones, then had a professional reglass in the two cabins. We then cut new holes for the New Found Metals' ports
. It was a hell of a job (and pretty pricey!), but I love the new ports.
We've been upgrading Elysian
for an eventual liveaboard
and sail down to the Carib, and then likely beyond. We're only selling b/c we moved up three feet.