Originally Posted by clockwork orange
WTF,that boat has absolutly no mesh over the stringers, please dont be mislead into believing that this is how a ferro boat is built, it is not. That the boat has made it this far is impressive. Unfortunatly this shows how difficult it can be to know whats inside the skin. Back when i built my boat i kept photos showing the armature and also had it surveyed before plastering and used the world best plastering team for that part of the project
as did many builders.
Ditto Steve, that also explains how the boat was pushed into a dock pilings and the wood piling was able to rub a hole in the cement coating, I guess the builder
did not use the proper plaster mix.
I too wonder how the boat made it to the Bahamas Was it piggy-backed or did it make-it under it's own steam
Any boat built from any material would have suffered the same fate if the builder
had taken the “we don't need that so I'll leave it out” attitude in the building process.
There's a 45' FC yacht here in Geelong that has had a bleeding great hole punched in her stern, it happened when a large steel trawler
rammed into her stern and took-out a whole quarter section. The owner got the yacht to shore and now with the yacht on the hard
, the owner's doing repairs
on the damaged stern section. I believe the damaged Aussie FC yacht was built by the owner back in the 70's. I'll try to get down and get a few pictures of the damaged FC yacht and a few other, not damaged, FC yachts that we have around here, one of which I know the owner/builder of, he and his wife have sailed their 38' FC yacht around the world a few times since they built her back in 1964.
There's a bit involved in buying
ANY boat and it's something a buyer NEEDS to get right BEFORE parting with their money
...Never mind going to sea.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, If anyone cares to visit the FC site
they can see pictures of a properly
built FC yacht that came to a sad end on a reef, she's the sloop
'Katrea'. The pics give a good example of the boats inherent strength by the limited damage sustained after hurricane
damage and laying on a reef for 3 years
The pictures demonstrate just how a FC boat should be built. There is a right way and a wrong way, the Canadian FC boat was built by an armchair expert boat designer/builder