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Old 30-10-2010, 12:50   #1
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Ferro Boats . . .

Hellow all, i'm proud to be on board. Would love to hear from any other ferrocement boat owners.
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Old 30-10-2010, 13:22   #2
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Not a Ferro guy, Yet. havnt got my boat yet.. but im not to keen on the heavier boats, but, then i dont know much either..

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Old 30-10-2010, 13:37   #3
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compared to steel or even wood ferro boats aren't that bad. mine weighs in at around 13 ton. the biggest advantage is you get a hole lotta boat for your buck, if you can find good one. definetly somthing to look at if you are in the market and don't want to spend alot.
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Hi,
I am on my second ferro, first was a samson c-mist.
If you don't have much money it is the best way to get a lot of boat for your buck, especially if you intend to keep it,
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Welcome Mark, good to have someone from the 'Ferro Camp' onboard to widen knowledge and hopefully disperse some of the anti ferro sentiments on here...
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Welcome Mark, I am a new owner of a Hartley South Seas 38 and a recent member of the site. Have been to N.S. very beautiful place.
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Old 31-10-2010, 07:03   #7
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Old 31-10-2010, 07:31   #8
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wow, great to see all the other ferro guys. this is my first ferro boat and i love it. it's not the hull material, it's how well it was built.
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it's not the hull material, it's how well it was built.

Or a combination of both.
The ferro on the picture ran into a navigation marker at low speed.
Crushed the Starboard side from the toerail to below the waterline.
The nearest yard refused to haul the boat is it would probably split in two in the lift.
The owner had no choice but to remove engine and tanks and sink the boat in deep water.


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ouch!!!!
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Looks like it may have been a Mass of Rusty crap Befor the accident..


For the most part, arnt they kinda Slow as hell because of all the extra weight and difficult to maneuver ???
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Where is the mesh? This looks more like a failure on the builder to build according to accepted matrix designs. If he was relying on what looks to be a couple of layers of rod, without multiple layers of mesh or some other component there is not a wonder that ig failed in such a manner.
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I have to agree with you smallyachts. That pic shows rusted rods, no mesh. If the pic was soon after the crash, that much rust would have broken the metal down and probubly would have happend next time he docked it anyway. Like i said it's how well it was built.
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Typical anti-ferro

CSY Man posted this same pic on a previous ferro debate. At the time I questioned whether it was even from a ferro yacht, too few rods, no mesh etc. Would be nice if those with NO experience of ferro ie have never owned one would just refrain from such silly posts. There are bad backyard ferro hulls so just need to be careful in your personal survey. Ferro built properly provides a larger cruiser at a cheaper price.
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Yes, stange isn't it that the detractors of the construction method have no direct personal experience with it.

I do not believe I have ever run across a FC or FAL owner that was unhappy with their boat.
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