Originally Posted by Pattyshades
Can anyone tell me the pros and cons of this boat. Is it top heavy, how does it handle in a following sea, are the decks soft, etc. Thank you.
We are in our third season... and love our 34 HT.
Handling is a minor problem for us... Have noticed some issue w following seas but boating inland this is minor for us... Also we are a hardtop so no bridge to accentuate the movement.
Soft decks are an individual boat issue... I believe most of the MS deck issues are w the older ones. A good survey should identify deck issues and the extent.
I don't think many manufacturers do what is recommended as best practice when mounting hdwre on cored decks. You might consider reworking mountings over time as a preventive measure.. Lots of good How To info out there on how to do this.
Things we like...
Great 2 person boat
Wide &safe walk around
Head & separate shower
Covered decks... Especially aft
Open light salon... Great ventilation
Handling a dream... Single w bow &stern thrusters
Engine rm space & access
Things we don't like
I did lots of work in closets & cabinets to make space more useable
Sleeper couch... thinking about swapping for 2 recliner chairs
No shelf in fwd cabin near bed - I added 2 this yr and they are handy
I've been working on a website...take a look at Bacchus Website
if you are interested in any of the projects we've done.
Good luck...let me know if you have specific questions.