I know that there were only about 360 built between 1975 and 1978 mine is Hull
# 310 I have always wanted to find out more info. But no one ever talks about them. Is there something wrong with them? or so few that no one knows anything about them.
These are great Boats there comfortable and Sail awesomely. Does anyone on this Forum own one except for myself. I know they made a lot of 28's and very few 30's I find myself sometimes wondering why does nobody talk about one or ever mention it when referring to 30 ft class boats this is a Sailing vessel that is Strong well built and easy to sail.
I have sailed her many Miles in truly rough conditions. it has never Failed me she is smooth never bumpy in waves it plows right thru them no hard bumps. I have had the opportunity to sail on many 30 footers and none can compare to the ride you get aboard mine.
Can anybody offer any advise or something I want to learn about I find tidbit's of info on things like where is the best spot to install a auto Bilge Pump
there are no answers out there I joined this Group to hopefully find some answers to questions I have about outfitting the boat
My Father was a Captain
in the USN I have had the pleasure of sailing on quite a few boats in the 30 foot class in my lifetime. None of them even compare to the comfort of Sailing A Clark San Juan
30 they have all had a bumpy ride and none even compare with the speed I get even with a 1-2 knot wind
I have Sailed her in 60 - 80 knot wind
not by Choice but out of getting to Safety
when a wave swamped the boat
Killing the engine
. I had only one choice. Unfurl the Jib
and Hang on. To my Surprise I thought I would be scared to death my biggest worry was the Mast
Wouldn't hold on it did and In that speed of wind I found Myself really Sailing in 30 plus foot waves she plowed right thru them no slams of the bow she was very stable I was completely surprised.
So I ask Please if anyone knows any technical Data for this boat not Sailboat data Page I know this info. But real Life Data Have you Sailed on one Have you ever owned one. share some info with me.
I thank you all so much for the tech advise I read for other Sailing Vessels But would like some input on the one I own.
Please feel free to respond I want to hear the Good The Bad and the Worst
Thank You S/V UsCa a Truly Happy San Juan