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Old 19-12-2007, 18:18   #1
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Thoughts and things to look for with a Rawson 30?

Hi there and thanks for the great forum. I am headed to La Paz to survey and inspect a 1981 cutter Rigged Rawson 30. Anybody have any experience on these boats and opinons regarding her sailing, cruising, liveaboard capacity? Any issues specific to this boat to watch out for? I currently have a West Wight Potter 19 so going to Mexico to perhaps buy a bluewater cruiser is bit of an adventure. I have spent lots of time in Mexico but have limited experience with boats this size. No matter what happens at least I will be out of the snow! Thanks- Eric
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Old 20-12-2007, 00:39   #2
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IMHO: The Rawson 30 will be a heavy, slow, & not very liveable cruiser.

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I have met a few cruisers that had them when I was a liveaboard on the west coast. They were single handers on a budget and were very happy with them. They are sturdy. Suffiecient for 2 and inexpensive. Many were owner completed. I have never heard of any problems with them. Another good cruiser which is much faster and not too expensive is a Yankee 30. Generally between $10,000 to $30,000
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