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Old 30-05-2013, 08:41   #1
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pirate Canucks with a travel bug.

We're a well traveled family of three our son is soon to be 15. We are beginners to sailing, our son is a Marine Scout. Our plan is to buy a ferro, fix -it up and take our adventures, which have been up until now on planes, trains and in automobiles (with the occasional ferry thrown in), to the sea. That said we need LOTS of advice. So all you FC owners please feel free to contact us.
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Old 01-06-2013, 22:24   #2
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Welcome to the forum...Is there a reason you would not go for F/G?
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Welcome to the forum...Is there a reason you would not go for F/G?
We looked at f/g as well. Everything within our budget seemed to be made for coastal exploration, we want something that can brave the open seas. Besides, we found something which although needing an internal overhaul, and having one repair to the hull, for which I'm hoping someone here can offer advice more than meets our needs and will offer many more opportunities, than any of the smaller fiberglass options which presented themselves in our two year search.
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Re: Canucks with a travel bug.

Do a search for a 10-year old, or less, fiber-glass 30-35 ft that does not need a lot of maintenance/upgrading to make it seaworthy; aim at 5 ft or less keel. I'd stay away from ferro-cement dinosaurs. Good luck! Mauritz
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Re: Canucks with a travel bug.

It sounds like the ferro is a project.... there are alot of big FG project boats around. Alot less risk in the FG, especially if the ferro has a repair.... a ferro in good shape may be one thing,but trying to bring one back will be a big money loss.... even if you get it free...
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We looked at f/g as well. Everything within our budget seemed to be made for coastal exploration, we want something that can brave the open seas. Besides, we found something which although needing an internal overhaul, and having one repair to the hull, for which I'm hoping someone here can offer advice more than meets our needs and will offer many more opportunities, than any of the smaller fiberglass options which presented themselves in our two year search.
As you are reading from these posts, Ferro that needs work can end in disaster. Let us know the size of your family, your intention for the boat and the amount of money you have to work with. Remember...if it was cheap and easy, everyone would be doing it.
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Re: Canucks with a travel bug.

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I've owned wood and fiberglass. I'd choose wood over ferro. But, that's just my opinion.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I've owned wood and fiberglass. I'd choose wood over ferro. But, that's just my opinion.
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We're going to have alot of woodwork nonetheless. We've got an interior to rebuild as well as the pilothouse. The boat we have is the boat we have, Wood is always beautiful; but just wasn't an option. I think old wooden vessels become firewood before being repaired up here in the great white north, there just aren't any available.
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