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Old 02-18-2004, 05:40 AM
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30' Tournament made in the 90s. Combination centerconsole and walkaround cuddy.

Has anyone owned one of these for fished with someone who does?
I like the fishing layout and think the cabin will keep the boss happy.
Moving up from a 25 wellcraft coastal and its in my price range.
I have looked all around the web for an old review but have found nothing.

I would appreciate any input you may have.
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:43 AM
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I know nothing about the boat but do know that Luhrs had one of the largest waiting lines to see their display at the Miami Show. They brought 5 or 6 boats I believe.

They must be doing something right!

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Old 02-18-2004, 06:36 AM
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Bassman,
If you're talking about the new Luhrs 30 open, it's a great boat. I've purchased one with twin Yanmar 315's, and the boat moves! The headroom in the cabin is an unbelievable 6' 3". Tons of cockpit room for the size, fresh and saltwater washdowns, pretty much everything needed to bluewater fish. Several saltwater mags had done articles on the boat and all rave about it. If it's in your price range - Buy it, you'll love it!.
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I wish I was talking about the new 30. Nice rig, boat of my dreams. This was an open tournament 30 they made for about 5 years. Replaced by the popularity of the 29 express open.
Good luch with the new 30, saw one on the water last year, loved it.
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Brucrew -

What kind of speed and mileage are you getting with your 30 open? I am thinking of getting one and am waiting for the dealer test ride next week...any other comments on rigging, factory oprions, anything you would have done differently?
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With the yanny 315's, the boat cruises @ 3500rpm and does 27knots or so with a little less than one gallon per mile diesel usage. Luhrs says it has about a 340 mile range at cruising, which is great for the kind of fishing i'm gonna be doing.In snotty seas, due to its weight, there's relatively little bounce. The only drawback I see is in the fish cooler area - 1 transom cooler, 1 deck (lazarette) cooler for fish. I solved that problem by purchasing large fish bags. One other thing, when you spool the engines up, be prepared for some noise. If you're like me, you'll love the sound of the turbos! I bought her with a genset, A/C-heat, Lee tournament outriggers, spreader lights, oil exchanger, pretty much everything Luhrs offered except for the swim platform and Bose stereo, tv package. Everything works great. I added a Simrad A300 autopilot and Glendinning engine synchronizer. Right now it's pretty much my dream boat of the moment.
If you haven't, by all means sea trial one with diesels and you'll fall in love as I did even though my wife seems to be getting a little upset with my "affair." Anything I can do to help, post here or e-mail, I'd be glad to steer someone to these boats.
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Old 02-18-2004, 10:19 AM
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nice boat , i looked at one before i bought a t-290, when the t-290 came out , it made the 300 look a little dated , but a nice feature is the ability to walk around the boat ! ...what i found with the luhrs (at least 1992 model) was you pay for what you get...the fit and finish is less then bertrams, blackfins, tiara's etc...but its also in a different price point
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quote:Originally posted by bassmanN:
I have looked all around the web for an old review but have found nothing.

I would appreciate any input you may have. Not the exact model, but the review on the link below might offer you some insight:

Pascoe's review of Luhrs 320 Open

He has reviews of three other Luhrs boats on his website.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:49 AM
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Back in the early 90's I looked at and made an offer on the T-30. I also liked the layout. Unfortunatly the offer was not accepted. Don't see many around this area. I think it was a good looking practical design. Good luck.
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They made a Tounament 290 in 1989 and 1990, then a redesigned the transom and cabin for the 1991 year, and renamed the boat the Tounament 300.

First, the 290 had a problem with water intrusuion through the scuppers, which is probably why they redesigned the transom (they added a euro-style integrated swim-platform).

Both hulls are based on the Silverton 29 hull, as was an earlier Luhrs model.

As for construction, ride, etc...all I can supply you with is with some dockside scuttlebutt: They aren't the dryest, smoothest running boats out there, and they were prone to having all the problems that one would assume a vessel built to a price-point would have.
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