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Old 25-10-2020, 02:11   #1
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EARLY FRENCH PRODUCTION YACHT, RUBISH or SOLID ??

Hi All , No this is NOT a discussion about
" new Production yachts V's old solid Fiberglass " .

Im convinced an old yacht is stronger than a new one, and that is my prefered choice. I would like to find out if any of the early French production yachts are solid glass?

In particular old Gibsea yachts ?? Or I will stop looking at them!!!. Looking for a 35-40 footer under $60k Hard to find info on the web about construction style.

I sail a 25 Contessa, with sketch and solid glass I feel extremely safe, and after looking at the repair a young couple on YouTube are doing on a Bene 49 footer, where the keel has been pushed thru the " egg carton " style fabrication AKA the hull, they are not for me !!
Just curious about earlier French yacht. Any solid info will be appreciated.
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Old 26-10-2020, 03:31   #2
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Re: EARLY FRENCH PRODUCTION YACHT, RUBISH or SOLID ??

hi,
there is good and bad in the French production of old boats
for example the gibsea 105-106 was solid and many sailed far, other models much less well.
Gibsea has subcontracted for Dufour during years ...
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Old 26-10-2020, 16:32   #3
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Re: EARLY FRENCH PRODUCTION YACHT, RUBISH or SOLID ??

Bil56 I surveyed a 1989 Gib'Sea 402 last week in Maryborough and thought for her age she was in reasonable condition. Nothing special but for a 31 year old yacht she had held up well. The one I surveyed had done a fair few offshore passages so she had been well used.
You will find lots of people knocking french production boats but they have done the miles so I am not sure why people keep saying they are no good?
There is a Gib'Sea for sale on Yachthub.
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Old 26-10-2020, 17:30   #4
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Re: EARLY FRENCH PRODUCTION YACHT, RUBISH or SOLID ??

hahaha!



a GibSea?


Have you ever heard the word 'bendy' boat?



skip it


get yourself something nicer


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