Originally Posted by portlist
I am looking at a C-Bird 36 to purchase
. Before I purchase
this boat I looked into getting insurance
, as I plan to sail around the Pacific. So far I have had no luck at all. The hull
numbers don't come up on insurance
and most of them will not touch a ferrocement hull
Anyone have a suggestion?
There are many great, durable Ferro
ocean cruisers. On the pier back in Nelson before we left NZ there were 4 out of about 20 which were ferro
and all had done well offshore
in rugged conditions. Just make sure the engine
and other installations are to professional standards.
Just get 3rd party cover. Too much hassle to insure older ferro, steel
or timber boats. Don't worry about the off-shore thing either - if it goes down off-shore the boat would be the least of your worries. Learn to read weathermaps instead.(And know your plumbing
Edward William seem OK for 3rd party. They wouldn't survive if they didn't perform for marina and government