The MG 30 is a well regarded, solid, long keeled cruiser that was still in production until the mid 90's. She has been well maintained and up-graded during the years of my ownership.
Whilst attractive, slim and fair, she includes a traditional layout for her age. The hull was laid up in thick grp with an encapsulated keel and the top-sides are fitted out with hardwood features. She comprises a great package for coastal cruising and some club racing fun
Min Draft/ Drive Up: 1.47 Meters
Cockpit Position: Aft
Hull Shape: Long keel
The yacht is based on a one piece hull shell moulding to which is bonded the fibre-glass deck, self draining cockpit and coach roof as a single unit. The bulkheads are of marine ply and bonded to the shell before the decking goes on. Both the hull and deck have been painted with the decks have recently installed non-slip rubber matting. The Copper coated hull avoids the need for cold spring day antifouling
The topside rails, garage and seats are of Iroko, the combings and minor fittings of Teak. New stainless safety wires lead from pulpit aft to a push pit with ladder access. External fittings include a stove chimney plus 'Cool and Dry' dorade for the head.
The internal furniture is of marine ply with a Cherrywood veneer and trims. The insulating side panels are in Maple strip as is the bulk head layering. Some of the cabin trim is in Iroko with the floor comprising varnished Teak planking. The internal ceiling has 6 foot head clearance with foam insulation behind foam-backed leatherette lining panels. Moving forward, the head height reduces but the area still has similar paneling. A houdini hatch brightens the fore-cabin and an array of recent tempered glass window keeps the cabin area bright. Through-out, she's cool in summer and warm on the colder days, especially with the sea stove alight.
Three cockpit lazarettes and a rear locker have shelving and provide amble boat gear storage. A hinged anchor locker lies up at the fore.
Fuel: 50 ltrs/ph
No of fuel tanks: 2
No of water tanks: 1
Holding: 50 ltrs/ph
No of holding tanks: 1
Holding Tanks: Yes
Plotter: Garmin GPSMAP 751 touch screen plotter with up-dated E.Coast charts. 2017
Autopilot: Simrad Tiller pilot and wind vane
Compass: Plastimo Offshore
Speed Log: Airmar transducer /NMEA 2000, 2017
Wind Indicator: Garmin gWind / NMEA 2000, 2017
Depth: Airmar transducer /NMEA 2000, 2017
VHF: Standard Horizon, GX1400GPS, 2020
AIS Receiver/Transmitter: Garmin blackbox 300 receiver
Additional Navigation Information:
Garmin GMI 20 instrument display.
Garmin plotter also pivots out into companion way.
Hebridean Wind vane with manual setting for remote tiller steering
Mainsails: 1 x 160 sq ft battened
Spinnaker: 1 x 45 sq m Gennaker
Genoa: 1 x 287 sq ft furling
JIB / Staysail: Various suite of older hank-on sails available
All sails have had light use. When not in use main is protected within a stack-pack. The Genoa had the UV strip replaced with new this year. The Gennaker has a new snuffer, sheets and turtle.
Rig Type: Sloop
Rigging Age: Recent running rigging installed. The standing rigging was passed OK in the last independent survey.
The set-up is for single handed adjustment. A recent Selden single line reefing boom and kicking rod support a new main sail with 3 x slab reefing. The mast is from Kemps with two deck winches and pulleys top and bottom. Main sail pennants are installed and led to the cockpit to an array of clutches. The main halyard is double for ease of raising through the lazy jacks. A Bamar furler manages the Genoa. A Spinnaker pole is available. Gennaker running rigging is installed. The forestay was replaced per last survey advice in 2018
Genoa Sheet: 2 x Lewmar 43 ST, 2 speed
Main: 2 x Lewmar 16 ST
Halyards: 2 x Gibb No.6s, mast mounted
Spinnaker Sheet: 2 x Lewmar 30, 2 Speed
Lewmar 'One touch' winch handle, plus one additional floating winch handle for the mast pocket. Harken and Wichard blocks predominate on the high load lines. 9 x Spinlock clutches. Deck mounted Spinlock sheet organisers lead lines to blocks at the mast base.
Safety Equipment Details
No. Life Jackets: 0
Jack Stays: YES
No. Life Buoy: 1
No. Dan Buoy: 0
No. Electric Bilge Pumps: 1
No. Manual Bilge Pumps: 1
Radar Reflector: YES
Emergency Tiller: NO
Gas Alarm: NO
No. Of Fire Blanket: 1
No. Of Fire Extinguishers: 2
Deck Equipment Details
Windlass Make: Vetus manual windlass
Anchor 1: Bruce 20lb 1/2" x 10 m galvanised chain, marked plus 25m rode
Anchor 2: Guardian G16, chain and rode
Anchor 3: Fisherman's anchor + rode
4 x mooring warps, 2 x springs. Weighted lasso, boat hook lasso. 5 x fenders, 1 x ball fender, 1x bow fender.
Boat hook and deck brush.
Stack-pack, matching spray hood with window covers and rear zip. Unused cockpit spray dodgers incorporating additional pockets
Tenders & Toy Details
Tender: Avon Redcrest inflatable, oars and engine mount
Outboard Make: Evinrude 2.5hp
Red Ensign and pole
Push-pit mount for outboard
On-board Voltage1: 12V
On-board Voltage2: 220V
Domestic Batteries: 2 x 110 Ah Marine leisure batteries 2018
Engine Batteries: 1 x 110 Ah Sonnerschein Gel battery 2018
Shore Power: YES
Solar Panels: 1 x 100w in a stowage case
Fully rewired with tin-coated cable. New switching panel
Solar charging distribution prioritisation to either or both batteries
Shore power lead and breaker. Cable and plug. Three mains outlets.
LED lighting through-out
Powered bilge pump
Powered H /C water system and powered drain
Outputs to tiller pilot
Engine Age: Replaced
Prop Type: Fixed
Drive Type: Shaft
A Yanmar 2GM20 powers a three blade propeller. The shaft is coupled via an Aqua-drive for constant alignment and designed to allow all thrust to be exerted to the hull [and not through the engine] The shaft is sealed with a water lubricated Manecraft deep sea seal. There are two 25l diesel tanks allowing for switch over via either one of the two in-line filters. The CAV filters include priming bellows for ease of bleeding. A deep cycle gel battery supports prompt starting. Installed is a recent Vetus exhaust system, seacocks and water filter systems. An integral engine heat exchanger warms a califorier to service the sinks. A cooling circuit water tell-tale has been led to the cock pit drain enabling engine monitoring.
No. of Doubles: 1
No. Singles: 2
No. Saloon Berths: 2
No. Heads: 1
Cabin Heating (Make / Model): Samphire Sea stove: Paraffin gravity fed from header tank
Calorifier (Size/Make/Model): 20l, emersion circuit not connected
Cooker: Traditional Taylor's Cooker with 2 x double paraffin burners
All berths have insulation behind maple strip hull linings. All cushions have been recently made to measure from memory foam sandwich and covered with Teal coloured soft velour. They have been kept in their delivery wraps and stored at home through winter. The fore-cabin has an infill panel and cushion. Each berth has some locker storage and cupboards.
The heads comprise a covered sink with H/C pumped water and vanity cabinet. The new Jabsco manual toilet has new /refurbished sea cocks accessible below. Waste can be diverted to an, as yet unused, holding tank under the sink be means of valves hidden behind a side panel. A manual pump out option as well as deck extraction point is available. All panels are finished in maple Formica for ease of wipe down.
The hanging locker has a low seat including storage below. The bulkhead heater header tank requires occasional fills using the portable fuel tank. The areas have independently switched lighting.
The saloon lockers and storage are again finished in Cherry with Maple strip over insulation. The port settee doubles as a berth extended with a trotter box. Under the settee lies the water tank. All the pumping and pipe work etc. was recently installed through-out. The saloon table folds and extends between the seating. The starboard seat houses storage under and allows easy access to the depth transducer. The sea stove is mounted on the bulkhead.
The port side galley comprises pumped H/C water to the sink and a separate carbon filtered water supply is via an additional faucet. Cupboard and utensil storage surround the microwave oven. A gimballed Taylors twin burner paraffin cooker is fed by a pressurised header tank mounted underneath.
The starboard quarter berth has the electrical panel and DSC radio adjacent. Stored underneath the berth are the house batteries, solar and shore connection plus the inflatable tender
Construction Type: GRP
Engine HP: 18
Boat Docking: Afloat
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