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Old 11-03-2012, 05:29   #1
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Ferro Sail Boat

hello everyone. i am new to the site having just purchased a kan walker 29 ft ferro yacht. this is my first keel boat . i purchased it off one the members here. i was attracted to this site by the ferro boat discussions on here. lt is a terrific site. i look forward to getting involved in the various ferro threads.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:01   #2
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Welcome to the site.
I am not generally a fan of ferro BUT Kan Walkers boats are extremely well done and have a reputation of sound construction and good sea boats. Hope your serves you well.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:07   #3
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thanks for the welcome.
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Old 15-03-2012, 06:01   #4
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i spent 4 hrs sailing the boat today to get a feel for it, it has a dirty bottom but it was still quite fast, i overtook 3 plastic production boats, should have seen the looks when there polished toys were passed by a dirty ferro that needs a paint job. i laugh at some of the posts on this site classing ferro as slow and heavy. this boat is 3500 ton , i had a 28 ft timber boat that was 6 ton. i have slowly been reading through the ferro threads, it amazes me how many experts there are on the subject, they are quick to put ferro down, but you don't read ferro owners posts pointing out all the flaws in wood , glass and steel. anyway i just wanted to report about my sail in the new boat, you couldn't get the smile off my dial.
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Re: Ferro Sail Boat

Congrats on the new boat. Can't go wrong with a well built ferro. The good ones will last forever. I would love to see some pics.
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Well, it is really not about being a ferro boat exactly. There are good and bad designs in all materials, there are well and badly built boats in all materials and any boat can be sailed well or badly. You will have seen dogs in all materials of course. Just be pleased that your particular boat is a good design, made unusually well by a conscientious builder and you can make use of the end result. May you continue to enjoy the results. Good judgement or good luck is for you to assess.
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Welcome aboard KK, sound like you have found the right boat for you.
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