Just to make things clearer Zeehag. We met a guy in the UK who had bought a wreck of a Formosa
and was going to restore it. We were interested in looking at one of these boats but as so few exist where we used to live we asked if we could have a quick tour of his boat, it was on the hard
and he had barely started the work. He made a big pitch
as to why we shouldn't but a Formosa type boat, and one thing that stuck in our minds was that he said it would cost £10000 just to buy the paint to anti foul it.
From these responses I can now see he was talking bolxxxks.