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Old 29-01-2012, 10:17   #1
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F&C 43 1975

Hi , I have a nice opportunity on a F&C 43 (pic). Its a German Freers project from 1975. I didnt find much about this boat on internet , found only coments about the 44 two mats.
Would like to have opinions about Fres and Cibil .
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Old 02-06-2012, 21:19   #2
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Re: F&C 43 1975

these are great boats, I had one I bought in Florida, sailed it to Antigua where she was badly damaged in Hurricane Luis 1995, fixed her up and spent a year sailing to New Zealand, a beautifully balanced boat, excellent upwind but rolly down wind. (I know this because I sailed 7,000 miles on a reach across the Pacific) get one.
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Old 02-06-2012, 22:23   #3
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Re: F&C 43 1975

Believe F&C is/was a yard run by Frers' father or family. The boat was supposedly designed as his families cruising boat. They are supposedly really nice boats of Hinckley quality but way cheaper.
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yes thats right, they will built at Frers and Cibils in Argentina in the early 70's. most of them including mine were fairly basic boats built as IOR 2 tonners. the interior was not great but great sailing machine. totally S&S. very much lighter than the Swan of the same size. the hull was glass with airex foam core which you have to be very careful to look at before buying one.
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Re: F&C 43 1975

Very good boat but if it's a project, you want to be very realistic about your capabilities. A lot of people who buy project boats sink far more money into them then what they would have paid if they bought a boat that was already in good condition.
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