I've lived aboard a 1970 Coronado 30 for almost 2 years, fixing it up as I can. It was a marina repossession in 2014.
I'm happy with it's roominess, as well as how it sails
. I've made a few upgrades, with more yet to come as I prepare to take it to Alaska
next spring/summer. I've re-powered it with a Yanmar diesel
(whole drive-line and fuel
system as well), replaced running rigging
, rewired the 12V system, replaced thru-hulls, and other small upgrades. Significant upgrades remaining are to replace chainplates, route
load path of lower shrouds from small deckplates to the hull/liner, get a better look at the keel
joint, and also shimming the rudder
post as there's about 1/16"-1/8" of wiggle.
Everyone I've met who's familiar with the boat (either owned one or sailed aboard one) comments that they're very sturdy, and sail well. Two previous owners of Coronado 30's have told me they regret selling theirs, and actively keep an eye out for one in good condition.
If any previous owners out there have something negative to say about them, please let us know! There really isn't much info out there on these boats.