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Old 19-02-2012, 04:24   #1
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Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Hi, i am trying to find out what 28-30ft monohulls are available?
can anyone please send me details of any yachts fitting this description that they know of.
Ideally am looking for one with 2 separate cabins and separate head. budget circa 20K.
many thanks. Paul
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Old 19-02-2012, 04:49   #2
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Why do you want wheel steering on a 30ft boat? Tiller makes much more sense in this size range.

Having said this, in North America many, if not most, boats over 28 feet were built with wheel steering.
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Old 19-02-2012, 05:30   #3
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Consider the Allied Seawind I it is 30 ft 6 inches in length. Wheel steering is rack and pinion with the wheel in the aft of the cockpit. The wheel is reversed but one adapts quickly to this. The boat is heavily built and importantly nice ones are in your price range
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Old 19-02-2012, 05:50   #4
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Have you seen this: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...0-a-71729.html

It's a couple feet longer than you're looking for but otherwise seems to fit your requirements.
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Old 19-02-2012, 05:57   #5
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

You said separate heads? I am not aware of any boats in that size with two heads. There may be some in the 36-38' range but generally have to go to 40' or better to find many options with two separate heads.

You might find an old Morgan OI 41' in bad shape with a desperate seller in your budget. They have two cabins and two heads.
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Paul, and dsinger.
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Old 19-02-2012, 08:36   #7
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I purchased a 30' Hunter new way back in 1979! I wanted a tiller!!! Wifey would not budge, she demanded a wheel. We got the wheel!

THANK GOODNESS FOR WIFEY!!!! A tiller can be a pain in the butt!!! Think of a 4- 5 foot stick coming from the stern that needs to swing all over the rear deck area as you control the boat. It interferes with just about everybody out in the deck/cockpit area.

There are diehards who prefer tillers. I am not one of them.

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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

Tillers give you a much better feel for the boat..a better sense of what is going on. You also always know exactly where the rudder is. Wheels give you mechanical advantage and they are more compact.

For boats under 30 feet I prefer a tiller. There is a crossover area from about 30 to 40 feet where either is fine, in my opinion.
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Re: Wheel Steered 28 - 30ft yachts????

30+ is usually where the comforts start to come into play
hot water, shower, pressure system, fridge, designated nav station,
Tiller allows a tighter turn radius where wheel does not.
You just need to be more creative to have the comforts installed on a >30 and be able to do it yourself or have lined pockets.
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Hi, i am trying to find out what 28-30ft monohulls are available? can anyone please send me details of any yachts fitting this description that they know of. Ideally am looking for one with 2 separate cabins and separate heads. budget circa 20K.
Hi Paul, I can't quite hit your size limit, but a Grampian 34 has a large aft cabin, is wheel-steered (although I agree with the comments about a tiller), and often have two heads. And as luck would have it , I just happen to be selling such a boat for under 20K: www.elysian.ca.
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Why do you want wheel steering on a 30ft boat? Tiller makes much more sense in this size range.

Having said this, in North America many, if not most, boats over 28 feet were built with wheel steering.
I intend to teach on the yacht, and i see a demand for small wheel steered, with 2:1 pupil/instructor ratio. I can't see how to edit my post though, cos only intended 1 head (not heads). thanks Paul
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HI , thanks, I intend to teach on the yacht, and i see a demand for small wheel steered, with 2:1 pupil/instructor ratio. 40ft is too large. I can't see how to edit my post though, cos only intended 1 head (not heads). thanks Paul*

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have added it to my list of possibles, many thanks. PAul
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Old 19-02-2012, 13:09   #15
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I intend to teach on the yacht, and i see a demand for small wheel steered, with 2:1 pupil/instructor ratio. I can't see how to edit my post though, cos only intended 1 head (not heads). thanks Paul
You didn't say where you are located. If in North america, there really are a lot of boats that would meet your stated criteria: Pearson, O'Day, S2, Catalina, Cal, C&C, Hunter, Benneteau, ...
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