Howdy Formosa! Welcome Aboard CF!
Since you are involved in a major refit project
(taking off teak
decks and putting fiberglass
on the deck), I think visitors and members here might enjoy seeing some photos and reading about that project
. If you post some photos in a new thread (perhaps in the Maintenance
sub forum) then add your account of how many hours of labor etc, I think others will find it helpful and interesting. Why, just last night I came across a "for sale" for an older (1980s) Formosa and wondered: "I wonder how long it would take to strip that teak off and refinish the deck?" So, at least one person here would like to know.
Good luck on your refit
projects, and enjoy your future sailing!
A Few of my Favorite Tips for New Members to this Forum:
Since you are new to this forum, let me mention a few things you might miss but that could help you more enjoy your time here:
There is a free Cruiser's Wiki associated with this forum.
There is a LOT of free content in that wiki. Including "cruising guides."
There are also some "social groups" that are more focused on special interests, and as I saw, they can be fun for their members. I am not a member
of those groups, but you should be able to find them if you do some exploring of the forum website, look for "groups."
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - All Groups
Waters Group (88 members)
Cruisers & Sailing Forums - Cruising Australia Waters
Looking for Quick Answers?
This is the best and fastest method I have found to the answers I seek here.
Since you are relatively new to the forum, here is my favorite friendly forum search tip: Look at the green menu bar on the forum pages for the drop down "Search" menu. Click on that to drop down a list of search functions. From that drop down menu select the GOOGLE
CUSTOM search feature (the second box down) and then enter several different descriptive terms for your topic of interest. That will do a Custom google
search of ONLY this site and it is likely to find answers to your questions or results for you. Note: this is different from using the regular forum search box or field. Also note, this is NOT found if you use the CF app. It IS found if you use a web browser such as Safari, etc.