i have the history
of this boat's entire life in my booklet that came with this boat--has had several surveys, and there have been many owners, the last of which , before the bad refit
, laid this boat over on the santa barbara breakwall in his drunkenness..he is now the owner of a restaurant in one of the towns i visited..lol...is not always best to learn that which has occurred with your boat, unless you ae prepared to repair it correctly, which doesnt cost much money
, if done correctly.
these formosan built boats all have the same reputation--including hans christian--they all have sam problems, whch ar e overcomable.
i have also done suervey n clorox bottles--i woul dmuch ratyher take the heavy formosa
built boat to sea than a clorox bottle, but folks each have their own beliefs.
spreading bad rumors around about any marque is not acceptable--even whenye say that a clipper marine
is rendered by uscg as unsafe in any water
, inclusive of a bathtub--kinda like a corvair, only for water--but the corvair was built decent----
and catalinas cannot sail around the world...things like that , phrases of complete falsehood...need to become history
, not current
there are bad things about all marques..but some are actually easily repaired, such a formosa
and ct and seawolf--everything is easily repaired and straight forward--not kinked up into the smallest space possible--that means a lot insofar as repairs
is concerned, both at sea and in port.....
i would much rathewr be in middle of ocean with a failing packing gland
on a boat like mine, wherein it is not scerunched into a wee small tiny place unable to be repaired underway, as opposed to the ease of access which is awesome inmy formosa 41, ct 41s and seawolf 41s..makes the passage
successfull instead of losing boat in mid-ocean due to inability to catch any leak which may spring up while underway......so what if there once was a deck
leak--aint none now--and if there was, easily repaired.
these taiwanese boats are more readily repaired and easier to repair than those white plastic all look alike boats of today in which one must be an intrautero trained neonatal monkey in order to fix.
unsinking a modern day clorox bottle is not as easy as repairing my brick...big difference between losing boat due to bad design and being able to repair at sea because designer
was designing a boat meant f or cruising. and they still are meant for cruising.
liam--mine isnt better--is just different, as are each and every single
formosa and ct and seawolf, as they were made in taiwan
. not production boats..not production parts
difference between losing and cruising is the ease of repair specific to the boat you choose. the formosa/ct/seawolf 41 is easy to fix,has easy access to the important things that do break underway--makes it a good choice for cruising. and by now,all the bs that folks whine about and cry over in the leaky teakies is already fixed..lol...and if it isnt, is no big deal to repair.