Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-05-2011, 17:37   #31
Registered User
ShaktisBoy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Palm Beach Florida
Boat: 07 Leopard 40 / 93 Hunter 30T
Posts: 305
Re: Cal 2-29, Hunter 30, Ericson 29, O'Day 28

My wife and I own a 1993 Hunter 30T and love her. We are planning our 2nd crossing this year to the Berry Islands Bahamas this coming Saturday for 3 weeks. Our 30T has made countless crossings in good and bad weather and in large seas. She's plenty seaworthy and can take more abuse than we ever could. I stand a tad under 6'1" and have several inches of headroom throughout the salon. I agree with Nautical 62 about the awkward v-berth height and the poor ventilation in the aft berth so you should plan on a few items to address these issues. We installed 12v fans in both berths and main salon to address the ventilation issue. Another item to look closely at is the holding tank. If its aluminum and not already corroded it will be soon. We removed the entire head system and went with a Airhead composting toilet, "This is best boat purchase we have ever made" We now only have 2 through hulls under the back berth, one for engine raw water and the other for our soon to be installed Watermaker. The Iron keel is a PITA and has spot rust to address every year at haul out but its not hard to clean up. Both my wife and I agree the two of us could live aboard her full time if we so desire. Other upgrades include an Atlantic arch and davits, Air-conditioning, auto-pilot, wind generator and solar panel. I don't think you will find one from the late 80s or early 90s for under 30k though. Good luck with your search.

Fair Winds

ShaktisBoy is offline   Reply With Quote

cal, cal 29, ericson

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
O'Day 22 - What to Look for? bigwhyte Monohull Sailboats 1 25-05-2011 10:27
O'Day 37 lorenzo123 Meets & Greets 9 26-01-2011 13:43
O'Day 39 Atraxia Dollars & Cents 1 20-08-2010 20:42
Comparison: Cal 35 vs Cal 39 ggromack Monohull Sailboats 2 21-07-2009 14:49
O'Day 30 hideaway Classifieds Archive 4 11-03-2009 03:29

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:12.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.