Post by John Sharpe on Oct 31, 2004 9:47:25 GMT -8
Hello, I am thinking of buying a 1982 campion model 300 30' trawler with a single tmd40 volvo diesel but I am having a difficult time researching this type of boat as there were very few produced ---- I assume. Could you or any of your group shed some light on this subject. I have tried to log on to your chat line but I have not yet received my password. Thanks for any help you can give. Regards, John Sharpe
-A good boat for a couple and perhaps a couple of kids. Very efficient use of available space. We spend two months or more each summer up coast, living quite comfortably on Shelyann. We also use her regularly, a week at a time, during the winter months. The Dickinson oil stove keeps us warm and dry. (Jan 2004 - minus 10 Celsius, Northeast wind 30 knots and snowing...)
-Single diesel shaft drive is the best configuration. The Campion 30 was variously fitted with single gas, twin gas, twin diesel and some with stern drives.
-These are displacement (slow) boats. 7.5 Knots using less than 2 Gallons per hour.
-A propane fridge is a must for long trips.
-Our original tmd-40 now has close to 5000 hours on it. Doesn't smoke or burn any oil. You have to stay on top of keeping the various engine coolers free of scale. The MS3 gear has to be pulled every 1500 hours or so to lap-in the cone clutches. (250 bucks labour if you remove and replace it yourself - not difficult)
-The original Syten steering systems are problematic and parts are no longer available. Should have been replaced by now with a new Seastar steering.
-Have your surveyor thoroughly check the stringers for dry rot. Look for a boat that has been kept under cover.
-A number of Campions were retrofitted with batwing stabilizers. I would look for one of these if you are planning on being out in ocean swell.(West Coast Vancouver Island or North of Cape Caution).
-The original deck rail fittings were chrome plated zinc and subject to corrosion. There are lots of them and they are a bugger to replace. If they have been done already in stainless, that is a real bonus.
-The original DC wiring was not great. They used a lot of 'push-on' connectors that don't last in a corrosive environment. Have your surveyor check the wiring closely, particularly under the upper deck console.
-All in all a lot of boat for the money and it will hold it's present price over time. We have had Shelyann for eleven years now (over 3500 hours and 20-odd thousand miles) and are quite happy with her.....
I could go on but perhaps you have some specific questions...?
Post by goodgrief on Sept 18, 2007 19:17:39 GMT -8
We just purchased the "Good Grief" a 30' Campion 310 single diesel but it has a fuel leak in one of the tanks. Working to get it out but that is easier said than done. Has anyone had to do this and do you have any advice? Gary.
Post by Gord Routley on Mar 23, 2009 15:38:45 GMT -8
\Hi Ray my father purchased Shellyann from you - we are having trouble gettting the GPS to talk to our laptop - we are using Vista - just wondering what kind of system you were using.... we are just having a heck of a time... pls help could you please call me at 1-778-668-0942
Hello All, We are new owners a Campion 30. The boats new home is La Conner, WA. This board is the only place that I have found that Campion 30 owners meet on line. Do any of the owners ever meet up on the water?
Just bought a Campion 310 last month in Vancouver BC. Pleased so far, though changes made over 30 years leaves me puzzled a bit when chasing wires La Conner was on my list for this summer, but I may go north first.
We have been enjoying an getting to know our Campion 30 (Pagoo) for the last six months. We made one trip to Sidney the rest of our travels have been in and around the San Juans. The hope for next summer is to venture a little more to the north and see some water and islands that we have not been to.
Hi all. I have discovered the 310 adventurer. Can anyone shed light on the hull? Any blisters? I already found the rotted engine beds. Trying to discover the hull construction, without having to drill a hole. Are these hulls cored? Balsa? Foam? or solid no core?
Any info is appreciated. Just trying to see if this 'project boat' is worth the time and money.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2013 14:33:14 GMT -8 by cappy208
As I under stand it: I was told that the front deck of my boat was cored and had been replaced before I got the boat. From what I have seen both in and out of the water it is my feeling the rest of the hull is fiber glass with out a core. Our boat has two small blisters on the keel. They are 1" to 1 1/2" across.
The foredeck of ShelyAnn is balsa cored fiberglass. We have never had any issues with it but are diligent about keeping penetrations well sealed.
The hull is solid fibreglass with no core. I once used a hole saw to install a new through-hull 1 foot outboard of the keel under the forepeak stairs and found solid fibreglass more than 1/2 inch thick.
Stringers are wood covered with fibreglass and would be suspect if the bilge and the aft below-deck space has not been kept dry.
There has not been much action here on the board for a while. Our boat is in the shop, so no boating for us for the last month or so. It seems that we tested the water over a rock and she in need of a little glass work on the keel. She will soon be back in the water. I hope to meet up with a few other Campion 30s this coming year.