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Old 05-07-2008, 23:48   #256
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Old 05-07-2008, 23:52   #257
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I really can't imagine a cat in FC. But then, I couldn't believe someone built a submarine from FC. I think the two would have many similarities.
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:30   #258
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Hello, I just bought a 48 ft Samson ferrocement boat, sight unseen.. based on some photos. Upon getting aboard I noticed several areas where it needs repairs (mostly in the edge of the deck), and the side wall on one side appears to have sustained damage (I am told one was a collision that sunk the other boat) but so far it looks like the boat does not leak, and seems sturdy.

Where could I get more info on repairing older ferrocement hulls?

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Old 06-07-2008, 03:35   #259
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Any chance of some photo's?
Plus if you dig around here on the subject, there has been a lot discussed on the subject of repairs. But once we see what you have, several people could suggest some repair methods.
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Old 08-07-2008, 18:58   #260
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I have a question about E sayer yachts. There is a yacht for sale in townsville that was built buy E Sayer yachts in NZ, and the broker told me that it had been glassed from new. Is this true? does anyone know if Sayer yachts did this? It was built late 70s in ferro
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I havn't heard of him glassing FC hulls, he was pretty innovative though and pushing the FC envelope, so ? I'm sure someone here will have a definitive answer for you.
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Dont worry guys, I got on to Colin Brooks, and he said that "yes unfortunately he did make that mistake with a few"
I have since asked him what he would think about one that is still going strong, and still waiting for his reply.
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Hello, I just bought a 48 ft Samson ferrocement boat, sight unseen.. based on some photos. Upon getting aboard I noticed several areas where it needs repairs (mostly in the edge of the deck), and the side wall on one side appears to have sustained damage (I am told one was a collision that sunk the other boat) but so far it looks like the boat does not leak, and seems sturdy.

Where could I get more info on repairing older ferrocement hulls?

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Sell it it will fall apart an damaged ferroboet gets water around the stell and rust will crack the hull
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Old 13-08-2008, 11:47   #264
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do you have a ferro boat micprop ?
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Old 15-08-2008, 02:17   #266
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And yet again, another with no actual knowledge on the subject, just parroting what he has heard from some other that has no clue.
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Its the usual story you get a few badly built and or designed boats and they are all concidered rubish! having said that the problem with ferro is if you get a bad one even if neglected it will still be around for many decades !
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And yet again, another with no actual knowledge on the subject, just parroting what he has heard from some other that has no clue.

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do you have a ferro boat micprop ?
no not any more to much work, if you want to get one make it your self, I have plans for an 55' samson
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the problem with ferro is if you get a bad one even if neglected it will still be around for many decades !
If a bad one is neglected and it is still going to be around for decades is it in fact a bad one. What does this suggest about the good ones, will be around forever even if neglected

Apply the same neglect to timber then they would all be bad even the good ones.
So is it good to be bad or bad to be good, I'm getting confused.

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