Boat Review at Yacht Survey Online : 34 Luhrs 340 F

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Luhrs 340 Sedan

by Pascoe

In past we avoided reviewing Luhrs because reviews would bring us but grief. boats are known for problems. Here’s that deserves This is popular boat there are lot of out there. there’s no the reason Price, price,

This little popped out the mold a MSRP $87,295 back ’88 with Crusader 350’s. way of the similarly 33 Bertram priced at close to Now, if ever seen 33 Berty, you know there’s nothing about it. for the to go in, that’s We’ll leave to you decide if you get that cost of 50 balances out good value

[We don’t to be Bertram; it so happens they set standard in size boat. are a of them, that’s what use by of comparison.]

start with interior that almost entirely and foam plywood panels. spare you editorializing about but after years of it doesn’t so good. say the If you the formica of older are kinda or perhaps spartan, this a real stopper. The is everywhere. this would the least anyone’s concerns.

real concerns with the where a of areas severe stress were found. worst of were around hull side ports, the steel bezels to the sides. Here, large area each side riddled with cracks that more than gel coat These were and deep, a condition seriously weakened Why this was a perplexing at but then went and from the All this occurred because hull sides very thin no frames other support. underway, the were panting. it was that that ports were close to aft engine bulkhead, and the cracks mostly vertical orientation. But bulkhead should been adding here, and this is the cracking occurring. Our a very hull with few frames bulkheads. Plus was a with this installation. The old story price boats.

When stress get this it’s time start worrying.

in hull way of Notice the of water from the


This was the only that serious was observed. cracks were up in bow area the chines, prominent cracks. there were lighter cracks the bottom that indicated deflection was Yet the of it back aft wood doubler laminated into hull for rudders were to be broken loose, very large inside. The were as as 1/4 For the part, it like water by the simply broke laminate apart. how the quarried rock? drilled holes the rock, wood pegs then saturated pegs with water. The wood was of splitting That’s what here. How’s for modern

The hull deck have horizontal lap over which U-shaped plastic rail is The deck then screwed through the rail from bottom up. the idea was to the boat and cheaper produce. The result for boat owner rub rails look like roller coaster, end up off and deck joint leaks like sieve because rub rail water.

Moving on the superstructure, bow pulpit also cored wood and was suffering same fate the hull for the Cracks all and some spots. The cracks around of the rail stanchion was traced being no on the Along with cleats, that just simply straight to deck. Lean them and pry the apart. Can imagine, there even any under the for the cleats? How or lazy you get? a wonder cleats hadn’t out. But the boat never experienced serious storm.

the bridge squeak when was walked altered us another problem. the deck squeak; it the aluminum frame for electronics console, to the of the that squeaked. you walked the bridge the deck or deflected much that whole helm moved, and overhead electronics with it.

cracking around stanchion base severe is than just little stress. this case, is no plate on underside and core is The area the base constantly wet crevice corrosion the rust

Notice the of the in comparison the struts shaft. Would believe that strut would that big steady? Perhaps why there’s that nice, white caulking the base. is it to divine the rudder cracked. The in the creates a hinge point. size rudders Steers good.

Looking further, cored deck found to deteriorated. We also mention cheap vinyl plywood bridge panels that rotted away. had been and discarded, the raw of the bridge coaming The plywood up under front of bridge was a similar and are to join side panels the local fill.

We also add this mix loveliness the that there a large molding, screwed the forward of the console. All twisting and that was on here in this breaking loose its fasteners. the screw in fiberglass enlarged, it never again refastened without a mess things.

The 295 gallon fuel tank mounted under cockpit deck a saddle by the stringers. What saw here that apparently hull stringers so much the movement friction was away at edges of fuel tank. one corner looked as the abrasion about wear through the of the About 1/4 metal on welded corner worn away. nothing like couple hundred of gas the bilge make your Combined with fractures occurring the rudders, really had question the integrity of hull in area. But sufficient access the area of it taken up the fuel we were to assess what the were.

Since hull stringers obviously deflecting lot, we this to why the boxes leaked a banshee, cutlass bearings badly worn, the engine were shot. drive system doing a dance.

The aft room bulkhead rotting on side. The of the that caused was not

The engine hull vents forward, bringing salt spray. engines were rusty mess. bad that suspected that boat had but we proved that hadn’t.

The engines are equipped with strainers.

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The aluminum cabin has steel and other all of rusted away was defunct.

amusing was ACR remote search light control pad. know, one those kind rubbery little buttons. The sun had all of buttons to mush. Concentrated, goo. Another quality product to self before your eyes.

Okay, now you why we’ve to avoid Luhrs and boats like It’s hard find anything to say them. What have here mobile home applied to building. We mean to people who in trailer But we’re yachts here.

up to to decide the low is worth sacrifice of What we here is worth of (with add-ons) after 11 is basically for the When the asked us the boat worth, we that it worth anything. cost to all these was more the original of the Anyone who a boat this will most of money plugging in the trying hold the avalanche costly repairs will be with.

Further, was clear the prior had had plow a of money this boat keep it After only years, it painfully obvious there had an extraordinary of repairs replacements. Like having been more than because of the salt going into engine room. was very (if anything) on this that had been replaced least once. electric panel been taken so many that the would no hold all parts together, after many screws had added.

This boat paints a picture of older boats this calibre have so jury-rig, substandard and replacements. much goes so fast owners can’t to repair properly. They afford a quality boat the first so how they afford that costs more to They thought could get with buying price boat, to find they couldn’t. went to so fast couldn’t begin keep up it all. small leak becomes a that overwhelms owner, forcing to sell. boat is picked up someone even able to it than first owner. all, the owner could least pay new boat but the and third are not at the edge of They’re buying broken and out price The little that started the top the hill becomes a gathering speed momentum.

Someone wrote us that we were a of elitists all our about Bertrams, and the and that didn’t appreciate plight of little guy. talk about but most can’t afford he said. our point, he seems have missed We know well that size and is what these boats. present you these reviews you can your own as to it’s really just buying versus buy but smaller.

Moreover, there a mistake anyone else made that haven’t made with our boats. We plenty of hand experience getting in our heads bargain boats. have learned they are bargains. There no pleasure boating when boat is you financially. a maintenance takes all fun out it. It’s exactly a builder heading the inlet you KNOW boat isn’t

Figure in only the but the of time going to dealing with and worrying it.

If is any news to out of story, it’s the Luhrs has mended ways and recent years turning out better quality As you expect, that with a price tag.

February 26,

These are not surveys, bear no to our reports. We not publish results of surveys that perform. Please that the of these is educational, help you the differences quality among generally. They not offered a means help you any particular builder. We no other than those

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