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Old 14-02-2008, 13:49   #1
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Talking Hello from Australia

Dear All

Just a quick hello from here in Australia.

Have just bought a 32 hartley ferro ready for fit out
This is a big task, and a long time in front of me
Would welcome any support I could be given
Hope to get to know alot of you better over the ensuing years
take care and happy sailing
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Old 14-02-2008, 14:10   #2
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I am sure the Ferro folk (and those handy with a spanner.....and a trowel ) will be along shortly........but in the meantime welcome aboard - and I hope your project progress to conclusion - with updates along the way!

Pics are always nice............
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Old 14-02-2008, 14:11   #3
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Aloha Hooked,
Welcome aboard! Let us know how your project is progressing.
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Old 14-02-2008, 14:51   #4
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Thanks guys, I will in deed post pics and be on the boards quite a bit
am hoping to be initially able to get the boat in the water by the end of the year, and final fitoff for the following christmas

It will be rather lean by the time I get it in this christmas but will be grand.

Am going to be fitting a fair bit of varnished wood, as I like wood trims. I know it is hard work, but have had it on most of my boats in the past

Cheers all, and thanks for your thoughts

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Old 14-02-2008, 14:53   #5
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G'day cobber! Good to have another kangaoo riding, wombat throwing, crocodile wrastling aussie in the mix.
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Old 14-02-2008, 23:09   #6
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G'day mate, greetings from Perth, good luck with your project, hope it goes faster than mine - 4 years on the hard - but I work slow..........
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Old 15-02-2008, 01:36   #7
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Thanks guys

I am actually from Tassie, so near you Weyelan

I am pushing to get the boat in the water for christmas, which I should be able to do if I meticulously get into it. Will then need a good year to finish all the trim and remaining cupboards that will not be in at that point

bare minimum of final fit for then

see ya around

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Old 19-02-2008, 22:45   #8
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Hi Hooked!

Nice to have another antipodean on board - in the short time I've belonged to this board I've learn't heaps. People love to help here, are supportive and a lot of fun.

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Old 19-02-2008, 23:35   #9
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I am sure the Ferro folk (and those handy with a spanner.....and a trowel ) will be along shortly
Hi, I tried to start a business repairing FC boats. But they never seemed to need reapir, so I shut down. ;-') :-)

Welcome Hooked. We have a small fan base of FC owners here. It's nice to see it grown one more.
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So Hooked,What boat did ya buy(Name and broker)?I've been researching a long time for when the day finally comes.Tasssie has just about the cheapest market price's around.I guess in hindsight ya bought her private,seeing she's(Ready for fit out!).

Posting on-going pic's of the refit would be sooo informative,lots of folks doing it but no pic's.Ripp open a few Boags and read on.Mudnut.
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Old 24-02-2008, 12:41   #11
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Yeah mudnut, I did buy her private after alot of looking
I tell ya, everyone talks about FC being evil to the world and only belonging on the bottom of the ocean. But out of everything I looked at that was home built or home finished - the FC were always built the best

I looked at a few at brokers, thinking I would save my time, but they all needed alot of work, and one which worried me was FC with a serious hit in the bow - had blown a large section of hull about 6 sq feet loose and now half inch proud, just above water line. The owner did not even notice it previous. Tried to tell me it was just swelling. It would take one massive hit on the nose like running into a wharf fast head on to do that kind of damage . 2 years he had owned the boat, never slipped her or done any maintenance anywhere on the boat - the dealer described it as a nicely kept clean boat too.

Got to keep on your toes

I am very glad to be one of the FC crew now

Thanks for all your comments
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