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Old 19-04-2018, 09:19   #1
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1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

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I have been on this forum for a few years now and have seen many intelligent people be very helpful. I hope this is the case here. I just bought a 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift Pilothouse sailboat to begin a keel up restoration project. It's not normal for me to purchase outside of Hunter or Catalina for project boats but this one was too good to turn down. Million dollar question... Do these boats have any tanks other than fuel and fresh water? Like black or gray? Thanx in advance!!
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Old 19-04-2018, 09:25   #2
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

According to this the only tankage is 60 gallons fuel and 120 gallons water.

FORMOSA 43 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

I found one that had 300 fuel and 250 water
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

This will be interesting no doubt
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

You're right - this should be interesting. I saw there were only 20 made and they're not even sure who designed it. Hopefully someone will be able to guide you. I can relate - our boat is 1 of 2 built. We're still discovering some of the oddities!
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

It was actually built in Taiwan of a Roy Amy design by a well known company that went out of business in 1988. I did find an outlet on the deck that was painted over that read "waste" so there is hope lol. If not, I was going to draw it up in my plans to put one in lol
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Re: 1981 43' Formosa Spindrift

built in formosa boat builders, as were formosa 51, and 41 and some ct by formosa.
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