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Old 14-10-2010, 08:39   #1
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Whitby 45 (1990 Model) Hull Construction

i am looking at buying a 1990 whitby 45,can anyone tell me if the hull is solid grp all the way round or is it balsa cored below the water line ?
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Old 14-10-2010, 10:17   #2
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The Whitbys built in Canada are solid glass below the waterline, balsa cored on deck. In 1990 it was probably built in Fort Myers. But I didn't know Ft. Myers built any 45s, I thought there were only a couple of them built at all. Ft. Myers built Brewer 44s as well as Whitby 42s. The world's expert on the Whitby is Doug Stevenson in Canada and there is a whitbybrewer website. For the record, we lvoe our Whitby, she's old an slow but comfortable. The Chevy station wagon of the boating world.
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Old 14-10-2010, 15:22   #3
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thanks for that info.this boat is in south east asia and i think is hong kong flagged so i am not sure where it was made.i am going to look at it tomorrow and wanted to get some info on it before i go.i will not be interested if its balsa cored below the water line,deck is ok,which it sounds like it is from your reply.are there any drawbacks from your experience ?
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Probably built in Whitby if it's a 45. The 45 was always the best looking boat Whitby built. It's a C & C design, actually only George Cuthbertson not the other C, Cassian designed it. I don't know about a 1990 hull as they stopped building them in the seventies. I don't think they built this model in Ft. Myers. They just did the 42 and 44 there. The boat you're looking at might be a 42 with a bowsprit. The 42,44 were center cockpits. The 45 was an aft cockpit.
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this boat has a rear dual cockpit with the rear cockpit holding the wheel
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Old 14-10-2010, 15:52   #6
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If it's the Whitby 45 on Yachtworld in Thailand it doesn't look like a Whitby 45 to me. The cockpit looks real strange. The hull has some similarities to a Whitby 45 but everything else looks different. Looks like a one off. This is what a 45 looks like.

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