if you are able to walk docks --there is a formosa
51 in kemah
, tx--was in cpt ron--lol is the one with the green masts---check out leaky teaky yacht club in yahoo groups. we have many members and someone has one for sale
find a friend on a boat and ask for some info on boats for sale
cheap--look at the military yacht clubs and marinas--yes, they exist and have many boats--like fiddlers cove in sin diego--there were 3 of the monsters for sale
there--1 went for 3k--was in bad shape, but is a good example of the kind of boat--had a mishap with another moored boat and breakaway troubles--another sold for 5k, and one went for 20k--i had my eyes on that one--was 42 when i looked at it....they are there--start in the military marinas
and yacht clubs and work outward...these have bullet proof hulls...the topsides are easily repaired if needed--and are good heavy displacement
cruisers when done right.
westsail 42 and 43 are still over 50k even in bad shape.
the difference--the garden ketch
before 1980 has fiberglass
over wood decks if the decking of teakwood has been removed. after 1980 the decks are frp. westsail has frp decks when built. deck repairs
on the older ones is much easier then the frp deck
look into leaky teaky yacht club on yahoo groups. lots of good info. also in facebook.
included in taiwanese boats are hans christian, union polaris, baba, panda, tayana,the garden designed hardin, ct , and formosa, and hudson
and force 50, and some others.