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Old 13-10-2016, 20:42   #16
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Re: FC hull and bilge oil

Dear Members.

This boat is not mine. I just considered buying it. After talk to several people, it seems to big of a project for me. No place, no time, no tools, to fix the hull. If it is fixable, at all. Some say yes, some say no.
I have uploaded 15 more photos to this album, so you can make a better judgement about the hull state.
The boat was built by a reputable shipyard and the Samson plans were used building it. It was completed in B.C. Canada. It is listed here:
Port Gardner Yacht Brokerage (Everett, WA)
The boat has some very unique features. This was the main attraction to me. I did not know much about FC boats (ferro-cement). Now I do.
I would consider buying a FC motor yacht or trawler, but not with major repairs. Anybody knows one in the PNW, please send a PM.
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Old 14-10-2016, 00:12   #17
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Re: FC hull and bilge oil

I'd say it's repairable. I highly recommend Colin Brookes' 2008 book Ferro-cement Books. "The definitive manual for builders and owners." I've owned my Samson C-Mist 32 since 1985. The few small repairs I've needed to do to the hull were easy. To clean out rusty places, I used a small air hammer with a single point, very effective. I repaired mesh as needed and plastered with epoxy mortar as Brookes describes. It's just epoxy glue, sand, and cement powder; it cures in a few hours to a rock-like material. Anyone interested in ferrocement should get this book.
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Old 14-10-2016, 00:21   #18
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Re: FC hull and bilge oil

A lot rides on the rest of the vessels construction and equipment. And original build quality.
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Old 15-10-2016, 14:34   #19
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Re: FC hull and bilge oil

Anything is "repairable" if you got the funds and life left in you.
Whatever you choose, research it first.
Good luck on your endeavors.


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