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Old 15-11-2012, 11:02   #16
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Re: 30' Fortune pilothouse

the hull looks a little like a Benford 30, wonder is they were made in that mold?
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Old 18-11-2012, 23:29   #17
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Thank u all for the info. We have decided not To purchase the boat. Just not enough room.
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Old 19-11-2012, 03:37   #18
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What a sweet little boat! After the initial outlay she would make a perfect little low budget cruiser. Oh, I also just got over my fear of the colour yellow!
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Re: 30' Fortune pilothouse

Originally Posted by Pyrate View Post
I currently own a Fortune 30 cutter.... I haven't sailed her offshore, but qu. ite a bit around Alaska's inside passage..... I paid quite a bit less for mine and it came with some nice extras (RADAR in Alaska is a great comfort), though also did have some aging equipment as well. ....
I was just looking at one for sale in Guaymas/San Carlos (Sea of Cortez) for 15K, and I must say it looks like a better layout than the Benford 30 (Callisto)we owned while we were in Juneau.

Do you participate in the SEAsailing events in Juneau? The Around Admiralty race is a good opportunity to see what your boat will do in semi-offshore conditions. We found the Benford's beamy Friendship-sloop-knockoff hull to be a slug pounding to windward in the 25kts and 4-5' chop around Juneau, but she could take a licking. OTOH, if hadn't had a big gennaker we wouldn't have been able to go anywhere but backwards some days.
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