They represent a tremendous value. Strong and fast. Old and cheap
Not as roomy as some but I'm very comfortable in mine.
can give you a pass/fail on structural issues, coring, tabbing, bulkhead integrity. If that turns out okay and you've not looked at many 34s think about the layout and how you'll use the boat.
It's a fairly traditional layout, settees on each side, v-berth, galley
on one side, nav station on the other, quarter berth. No aft cabin
. No separate shower
. This stuff is not a problem for me. In fact some of it is a plus.
In really bad weather
it's easy to get around the cabin
. There are a couple good sea berths. There aren't so many systems that you have to spend a lot of time with maintenance
A 25 year old boat is still likely to have a lot of old stuff on it. Mine came with a giant VHF
that was probably pretty cool in it's day (1981) but consumed a LOT of power. Also had a circuit to power a Loran
. I spent the better part of a Pacific Northwest
it up, removing old gear
, updating things, replacing busted stuff. I enjoyed it but it might not be for everyone.