sad to say that these ships sail a lot better than folks actually speak....ASK A FORMOSA
51 OWNER.. there is a formosa
51 yahoo group--they woul dlove to help. as would leaky teaky yacht club, the former formosa owners group, also a yahoo group.
i was mainly advised, with the purchase
of mine, that they sail for sh**....is not so.
i was advised i would hate the way it handles--i LOVE it...
before any rash decisions are made--sail them all. everything you can sail--SAIL them.
then, with help of lust and some common sense, buy what pleases your eye--after all, you have to live with your purchase----
i enjoy the looks of all the mentioned boats--my favorite is the vagabond 47--it keeps value-- are within 200,000 usd,as asking price
, and sell for 40k-150k usd, depending on condition.--can find bad examples of shoddy maintenance
for 40k, but consider the project
value as a gain. i have yet to find a deal breaker in these purchases--short of the entire exterior teakwood in dire need of replacement due to neglect--but, here in mexico--just rip it out and replace with a different hardwood for not much money
..is work, yes, but worth every penny , if you enjoy this type of ship.
these boats sailing, full and bye with a bone in their teeth is one of most impressive sights ..... YES!! THEY SAIL FINE.
btw--op--how is it going for you?