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Old 08-05-2015, 03:23   #1
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Salar 40 Good Bad and Ugly?

Bitten by 3 foot-itis (6 foot-itis, actually) and off to look at a Salar 40 ketch tomorrow. I've heard good things about them in regards to seaworthiness and sailing ability. Interested in opinions, reviews, anything basically on the things to watch out for when giving one the once over and what past or present owners or crew have thought of them in general.

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Re: Salar 40 Good Bad and Ugly?

Sir Laurent Giles design IIRC. There were some built in Brisbane (Scarborough???) in the 80s that were a bit suspect in QC department - thin spots in the hull and so on but there are probably a lot that were well built.
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Re: Salar 40 Good Bad and Ugly?

Thanks for that. The one I'll be looking at today is an NZ built one so hopefully no problem there.
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