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Old 06-06-2011, 18:02   #1
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YACSBT - Grampian 34-2

Hi all, I found this
1974 Grampian Sloop Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

And then I searched but there is very little written about Grampians of any variety. I was wondering if this boat would be suitable for off-shore work (safely). I really haven't much to add here because there's nothing written about these. Thanks all

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My father owns a grampian 30, and I can say that the 30 is definitely not designed for offshore. It has a huge cockpit with poor drainage and is a very stiff boat, huge windows, and is pretty stiff (which will be comfortable but not kindly if you're to get capsized -- it means you'll recover more slowly). The boat pounds a helluva lot when going into a heavy sea, and when running in a heavy sea tends to squat a lot so the stern digs into the water.

The 34 is obviously a different boat, so take this with a grain of salt. Just my thoughts on things to look at when looking at the 34.
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Hi all, I found this
1974 Grampian Sloop Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

And then I searched but there is very little written about Grampians of any variety. I was wondering if this boat would be suitable for off-shore work (safely). I really haven't much to add here because there's nothing written about these. Thanks all

YACSBT = Yet another cheap sail boat thread.
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My father owns a grampian 30, and I can say that the 30 is definitely not designed for offshore. It has a huge cockpit with poor drainage and is a very stiff boat, huge windows, and is pretty stiff (which will be comfortable but not kindly if you're to get capsized -- it means you'll recover more slowly). The boat pounds a helluva lot when going into a heavy sea, and when running in a heavy sea tends to squat a lot so the stern digs into the water.

The 34 is obviously a different boat, so take this with a grain of salt. Just my thoughts on things to look at when looking at the 34.
Yea, the 34 and the 30 are designed by different people too. The 30, from what I read is also deck-stepped and the 34-2 should be keel stepped I think. Everything I've read on the 30 says "do not take it out of protected waters" might be why you had bad luck.
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I actually read those sites. The Grampian Owners Site, undoer the 34-2 says "Seeking more information"...
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See GRAMPIAN 34-2 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
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Re: YACSBT - Grampian 34-2

Both the Grampian 30 and the 34-2 were in fact designed by Alex McGruer. Grampians were definitely not performance oriented and were 'built to a price'; many suffered serioius deck delamination issues. Could one be taken offshore? Probably, although in view of the age of the boat and original construction quality, I would think that there would be better options.

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Both the Grampian 30 and the 34-2 were in fact designed by Alex McGruer. Grampians were definitely not performance oriented and were 'built to a price'; many suffered serioius deck delamination issues. Could one be taken offshore? Probably, although in view of the age of the boat and original construction quality, I would think that there would be better options.

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You're right, sorry. I'm going to Maryland next weekend to look at a smaller more sound boat. Thanks all
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Sounds like a good idea, rowingdude. Keep us posted on your quest.

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