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Old 22-12-2015, 02:59   #1
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43' Wilf O'Kell Zeus Ferro

Does anyone know much about this design, and should Ferro be avoided?
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Old 22-12-2015, 14:33   #2
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Re: 43' Wilf O'Kell Zeus Ferro

Ive had a ferro boat before.
I dont know this design but i googled the guy and he seems to know what he was doing. He has drawn up and designed a few.
I had a Endurance 38 in the UK i bought and it was a strong boat.
I also looked at one in Darwin about 15 years ago but had little windows and looked like a water tank inside.

Id buy another one as they are cheap and alot of boat for your money.
Some have concrete cancer etc which is where the stell reinforcement has rusted and swollen and the ferrocrete explodes out. This is fixable by grinding back to fresh steel and coating and re-epoxying with chemset concrete epoxy.

Ferro boats are heavy and slow. Perfect for heavy weather and plenty of them have made decent passages accross oceans. They just sink within minutes if the hull is breached.

Check this site out.. The World of Ferroboats

Good thing is if you are after alot of boat and dont have much money you can bargain the price down as they may be hard to sell..
If the whinches work and the boat has sails and the engine is in good condition then what more do you need?
20 to 50 aud and youre on the water able to sail to Asia. Awesome!
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