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Old 25-05-2010, 22:44   #31
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FWIW my boat weighs considerably more then spec...differences in interiors, accessories and fittings have a huge impact on like model boat weights.

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Old 25-05-2010, 22:59   #32
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Passport 42 is a Stan Huntingford design. Noting that I own another Huntingford design and so am not unbiased, his designs are spacious, comfortable and do sail well.

I let my teak alone except for coating it with as much crab and fish entrails as I can. I like the rustic look but I'm with Mark on the leaking bit. Rotten balsa spreads like peanut butter.

I've succeeded at keeping the water on the outside so far so can't really say if the engine under the sole bit is a problem except to say water runs down into the bilge and it would have to really come in to be a problem with mine.

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Agree with the cautions about the teak deck.. if its gone in one area its likely to heve spread to places not yet showing any signs...
Another thing is some folks are silly/ignorant enough to be blagged into having the teak epoxied... big mistake, teak and epoxy do not get on... The oil in the teak prevents proper soaking in.. some try an acetone wash to couteract this but I've yet to see a boat where its worked.
During a winter stay in Agua Dulce I subbed for an Irish guy who pulled a job doing the deck of an old Junggert... against my advice he went ahead.. I needed the money so did the labour. It looked absolutely beautiful when we'd done.. toe rails as well..
I ran into the owner in Gib 7mths later.. he was not happy, the decks were going an opaque yellow and had started to bubble in a few places.
The best thing you can do for teak is hose it down well once in a while and at least once a year mop it down with teak oil...
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