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Old 28-01-2007, 03:26   #1
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hello , a ferro boat aproximatly 40ft sail was hit by a ferry in sydney harbour in january 06, i'm looking for information about the yacht, ie ,design ,builder, even the damage and whatever, this boat is for sale but i cant find any info but what i've stated, its floating and the sponsons have been damaged, so can ferro be trusted after impact.
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Old 28-01-2007, 05:30   #2
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so can ferro be trusted after impact
A large steel hulled ferry would give more than she takes in a collision with most anything as small as a 40 ft boat no matter the material. Nothing can withstand the full force of that much tonnage. Still floating is good but what about leaking. Minor damage can indicate the underlying more serious damage with a trained eye. It obviously wasn't a direct assault. The boat needs to be hauled and inspected. There isn't any way to really tell without looking in detail.
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Old 28-01-2007, 06:53   #3
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One of the criticisms of ferro boats has been that there is not a good non-destructive test method to determine integrity. I suspect if one is ever developed we will se a lot more of this type construction.

Good luck. I hope you are able to assure your pride and joy is sea worthy.

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It's called visual and it is done by someone that understands FC. Any other test is not required.
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"One of the criticisms of ferro boats has been that there is not a good non-destructive test method to determine integrity...

The simple, but effective, test is called "sounding" (or percussive sounding).
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Old 29-01-2007, 00:32   #6
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thanks for the advice, i cant get to see it and photo's are commin but WHEN the auction is next week, it was hit by f/g cat ferry in sydney i'm told it also collected a cruser that became wedged between the hulls
i'll keep yall posted
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