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Old 03-20-2015, 06:54 AM   #21
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photo #1 is a 400; photo #2 is a 34T. The 400 and 34T look a little top heavy because of the overhang on the side decks. The 390 did not have that and they look more like the older 34 I-II-III

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So photo #1 is a 400, #2 is a new-ish 34T, #3 is an early one (34 Mk I or II?), #4 is a 400, and #5 is another early one (34 Mk I or II?) ?


I've only ever seen on new-ish 34T in person...

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Old 03-20-2015, 08:32 AM   #22
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photo #1 is a 400; photo #2 is a 34T. The 400 and 34T look a little top heavy because of the overhang on the side decks. The 390 did not have that and they look more like the older 34 I-II-III

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Your model the 390, and the mk1 and mk3 from the 1980's are the prettiest IMO.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:04 AM   #23
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I have to agree that the newer ones look top heavy; and I prefer the design of the MK1,2 & 3. That has a lot to do with why I bought one.
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Although the 34T does look top heavy vis a vis the original 34, there is a world of functional difference.

You could hold a nice party (respecting the weight limit of course) on the fly bridge of a 34T. Or have lots of room on the boat deck for a tender or solar panels.

In the main cabin the extra beam makes the salon look huge compared to the older 34.

The negative to this is weight and the horsepower required to push it to the same speed. The old 34 weighs about 16,000 lbs dry and the 34T weighs 20,000 lbs.

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You could hold a nice party (respecting the weight limit of course) on the fly bridge of a 34T. Or have lots of room on the boat deck for a tender or solar panels.

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I had 17 guests aboard my old 34 when we went on a sea trial/cocktail cruise to break in the new Cummins.
Of course they were not ALL on the bridge deck. (The cooler was in the cockpit).
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