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Old 20-12-2015, 18:19   #1
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Wooden Turkish Gulet

Hi all

I was just looking for a wooden boat...But i'm very scared about the mantaining cost of the used wood boat (72 ft, Mahogany hull, red pine frame, teak deck wooden mast also VS new steel (my second choice, all steel, deck, mast hull, frame, 0 wood)

In case the boat looks well maintained, no problem on the hull...What about as soon as i get it, dry dock it, get a full coverage of the complete hull (being sure it's perfectly, strumentally dry, also interiorly) with epoxy trasparent paint, cover also the teak on the bridge (and adding anti slip-rough epoxy like weakboard)

Does according to you an average turkish 72 ft gulet can be used for an ocean crossing? (long keel, no idea about weight or ballast, need to ask)

What do you think about it? and how to improve the performance of a motor sailer? An higher mast and more rig could work?

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Old 20-12-2015, 22:33   #2
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Re: Wooden Turkish Gulet

Turkish Gullets as a class are grossly unseaworthy. There are a very few that are actually capable of open water sailing but not many, and they will be in the same price range as better designed boats of the same size. Generally gullets are also poorly built of substandard materials.

Frankly these boats are ok for what they do, short coastal passages from one port to the next in calm seas. Anything more is asking for trouble.
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Thanks for the answer...

In fact i found it, very very nice, everything like new, but strangely cheap to be a 60 ft boat...A fiberglass sun odissey 40-46 ft or similiar would cost the same....
It's strange, too beautiful to be true and use it to travel, seriously...
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Thanks for the answer...

In fact i found it, very very nice, everything like new, but strangely cheap to be a 60 ft boat...A fiberglass sun odissey 40-46 ft or similiar would cost the same....
It's strange, too beautiful to be true and use it to travel, seriously...
There is your answer right there.
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There is your answer right there.

Looking at it better and better...Looks like a motor barge with a estetics sails, but with fabulous wood everywere
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"Strangely cheap"

There is a reason...
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It's strange, too beautiful to be true and use it to travel, seriously...
Yes, because its not true. Turkish gulets are not made of mahogany, they are made of cheap pine. They have s very limited life that's why they are sold off when they Sri appear to be good.

I would go for the fiberglass Sun Oddesy, or any similar boat before any Turkish gulet.
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Yes, because its not true. Turkish gulets are not made of mahogany, they are made of cheap pine. They have s very limited life that's why they are sold off when they Sri appear to be good.

I would go for the fiberglass Sun Oddesy, or any similar boat before any Turkish gulet.

Lol

They advertise it as mahogany...

Especially the hull look like a barge that without engine power won't move even in 20 kts wind...
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They advertise it as mahogany...
As you are aware mahogany comes from Central and South America. I doubt the Turks import it.
Many timbers are called mahogany but... Google it.


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