Been quite a few months since I last posted but I wanted to start off saying thank you to everyone who convinced me not to buy a flicka and to shop around and educate myself a good bit more, you were all quite correct.
2 days ago I became the new owner of a beautiful Formosa sea tiger
Before any dectractors (even if they're right again) chime in, I have closed and the deal is done. The bullet is already clamped between my teeth, as it were.
All the standing rigging
was replaced ~2013 with aluminum
spars, new shrouds and chainplates, etc etc all new and in very serviceable condition.
is a penta md2b
, maybe i'll upload the hilarious pics of my son and I building a "country crane" with hoist to get it out of my truck, as it was (and is) not in the boat
pending replacement. It was running fine when removed, according to the previous owner. I have an electric
that I will certainly go into in depth
in a separate thread.
slats were removed and the plywood
replaced with fiberglass
then the original teak
slats re-installed. There is one spot where the adhesive
applied beneath the teak has started to fail and the teak has popped up about an inch which then obviously compresses when stood on.
top needs to be completely redone, and the whole interior
well it's not as bad as I expected water-damage wise. Fortunately I'm pretty sure I'm up to the task. About 1/3 of the interior
woodwork has to be either sanded down and refinished, or replaced. Thankfully, the pretty carved bits Formosa's are known for were removed and put in storage
before the cabin
top failed, most of the damage is at or above about chest height or very near the cabin sole
A brand new dacron genoa
(and new furler), a fair-good condition dacron mainsail
, and same condition dacron mizzen were included with the boat
Now to the questions.
There appear (based exclusively on my fairly in-depth online research) to be two Formosa
sea tigers, a 34 and a 41. the 41 is reportedly the same boat as a yankee clipper and sea wolf.
My boat measures just under 34' at the Waterline, and 41' on deck
. The previous owner claims 9000lbs ballast, 28000lbs displacement
. The ketch
layout appears stock, as the mizzen step is very clearly the same "age and style" wood as the rest of the boat.
Sailboatdata . com states the sea tiger
34 was rigged as a sloop
, and all of the above numbers do not match what I have personally observed (in terms of waterline/deck length) or what I have been told (ballast/displacement numbers). The title to the boat says "...tiger 34".
What the heck's going on here, did I just buy a sea tiger 41 that was mis-titled at some point? anyone have any clue?