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Old 29-07-2012, 18:54   #16
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Re: what is the best building material sor sailing boat?

for your purposes and budget fiberglass
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Old 30-07-2012, 00:29   #17
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Re: what is the best building material sor sailing boat?

Rhodium, Platinum, and Gold...in that order. Build a huge sucker of a boat with any of those materials, but don't bother sailing it. Sell it by the ounce!
And then buy yourself a nice plastic boat.
I'd learn how to vacuum bag fiberglass and foam, if I were keen on building.
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Old 30-07-2012, 03:07   #18
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Re: what is the best building material sor sailing boat?

can you post me tke link for that boat on ebay please ???
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Old 30-07-2012, 12:02   #19
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can you post me tke link for that boat on ebay please ???
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Old 30-07-2012, 17:13   #20
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hahah im pretty sure that one day the trimaran will look lovely but is definitely not for me buddy
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Old 30-07-2012, 17:33   #21
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You might like to go to the boat-design forum (sorry, is that a crime I just committed, suggesting another forum?),

Why would anyone object to a good reference even if it is another forum?
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Threre is another forum that we can't link to. The CF gods have deemed it a no-no.
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Threre is another forum that we can't link to. The CF gods have deemed it a no-no.

What forum and why would anyone be threatened by it?
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Old 30-07-2012, 18:25   #24
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"what is the best building material sor sailing boat?"

Money
Amen to that! Went to a used marine store and the shopowner had a shirt that said B.O.A.T -- Break out another thousand...
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Old 30-07-2012, 18:27   #25
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I don't see why not if it is well found and in good shape. Wooden vessels travelled the world long before man-made materials found their way into ship building.
And just like those boats of old, it's gonna need work sooner than later. Tried to find the wood to fix a boat with lately? Or someone skilled enough to do it? Pretty scarce nowadays...
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Re: what is the best building material sor sailing boat?

Folks, isn't there really only one answer given the specifics of the OP's question here? At least for me, the answer is simply "fiberglass". The esoteric values of wood design and build is not a fit for someone seeking to buy a pre-owned vessel like he has described and the budget he has in mind.

If the group here tells him to look for the perfect boat that fits that criteria in wood, shell, Monel, or ... kryptonite, the fact is that the universe of boats he could even consider will be very small even if he scours the globe to go see them all.

Shopping for fiberglass boats, he will have many, many, to look at, and a hugely improved chance of finding what he likes and can afford.

So that's one opinion.
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I don't mean to plug my own boat but you wouldn't go wrong looking for a Spencer 35 or 42. They are solid fiberglass hull & deck. NO CORE
I'm rebuilding a 42 in putting in an all wood interior.
Here's a link to some 35s for sale:
https://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclien...w=1264&bih=687
Doesn't appear to be any 42s currently forsale.
Happy hunting for your boat.
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If you spell it really fast though, they might not catch on.
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What forum and why would anyone be threatened by it?
Google Multihulls and you'll find it. Was that thunder I just heard? Now I pissed them off.
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Re: what is the best building material sor sailing boat?

Alize...that Marples trimaran on eBay is about "85% complete". But it's a state of completion that you can SEE. You can see, right away, all that needs to be done to her. Now my point here is, any boat in the size and price range you are looking at is going to need things done to it. They are ALL "85% complete"...it's just a little harder to tell.

When budgeting for your boat, a rule of thumb I've heard others here use is, spend no more than half your budget on purchasing the boat. The rest will be needed for repairs, upgrades, supplies, and the various ongoing expenses of cruising.

Oh...and, "fiberglass". But it's OK if the boat you eventually fall in love with is made out of something else. The only material I won't even consider is ferrocement...and I understand that some fine boats have been made even with that material.
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