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Old 30-10-2009, 02:49   #16
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My boat is a 49 ft ferro yawl and is the second ferro boat i have owned both pro built and plastered both have been fully insured.If the boat that you are looking at well designed,pro built and plastered and well priced you should not be put off by the fact it is a ferro.Greg
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Old 30-10-2009, 03:19   #17
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My problem with ferro-cement boat is that they don't last very long.

This one's only a hundred years old...any day now is going to start falling apart.

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Old 30-10-2009, 04:24   #18
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Cheers and arigato....
I cannot comment because mine is only in her mid forties..... Given that i payed $4k for her I shall not be to agrieved if i get say....$15k back ?. I have had a ship load of fun, with her ...she has been very forgiving and is no worse for wear than when I bought her. The most work I have ever done on her is nothing to do with ferro....if you chase back over the years on my posts .. : )
Put this in perspective......skills ..lots Money not a lot. I have spent 5 years building a bigger steel boat. But scroungned just about everything (all payed for is a big one for me...going cruising with a massive debt and the possibility of interest rises is not relaxing). Probably could have bought and rebuilt another ferro in three years all payed for.

Its a funny thing.....You buy a brand new yacht for say 250 k...because you want a good resale value on it....
And on resale two years later you have dropped perhaps 80 k....

That 80 k is the price of a second hand yacht all up...( I know generalisation...not everyone etc etc) but to those who have not a lot of money and some reasonable skills....YOUR dream is far easier to acheive than the people with a heap of money and a fixed way of life.

Sure ...go ferro ...keep your brain and eyes open, keep your investment dollars low and enjoy yourself.
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Old 30-10-2009, 06:38   #19
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Yeah, a ferro's short life span was something I had to consider hard given that I'm on an experimental drug that will hopefully enable me to live for nearly two centuries.
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:11   #20
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I don't agree with the 'you're not going to get much back if you sell her'.
Mine was bought for a fair price and there's no way I'd sell her for less than I bought her for because the price was fair to start with. I was just looking at a bunch of ferro boats for sale and was pleasantly surprised to see the average price of a 45 footer to be quite a bit more than I originally paid for mine. I could even make money if I sold my boat!
what did you pay for her?
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:16   #21
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Now you're getting personal.
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it's a relative comparison, debating on the reselling price without actual figures

I mean you could be satisfied with getting 30k for your boat because you paid 35k
and someone may think of getting only 30k back from any sale as a downside

ya know?
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:30   #23
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The reason I got a ferro was to keep it simple. You make it sound so complicated. It's knot. If you check out my boat, you'll see it's not a piece of junk built on the scent of a toke.
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:36   #24
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Naw, just trying to shed light on what some people are saying is a downside.
Personally, I love the price of ferro cement yachts, and as I understand it, if you take care of them they'll take care of you.

also I love your sig, it's hilarious though it took me awhile to get
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:40   #25
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My boat wasn't that cheap but it also won't lose value as fast as a new boat does, and will certainly still command the same resale value, if not more, when the time comes.
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Yeah, I love that sig, too. At least you got it. Heaps of folks over the years have emailed me to tell me that I made a mistake. Duh.
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haha nice. Well I hope for the best for you.
How do you feel about the performance of your yacht?

yeah I went from 'there feel like something is wrong there' to 'wait that's not the right word to' to 'he can't be serious' and then 'lol he probably isn't serious'
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Old 30-10-2009, 13:47   #28
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I was really impressed when it dragged a 3000lb concrete mooring block 50m in Hurricane Forgotthename. Not all boats can do that.
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oi

sounds heavy
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I have an Endurance 40 I just purchased... I cant really speak on the performance yet but I am really happy with the hull. that said I am dumping tons of money in everything anyone else would be spending with any other material. My boat was made in England and here in Europe no one frowns on ferrocement boats! as a matter of fact I have been on the hard for about a week now and have had 3 offers on it.

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