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Mike OReilly 30-10-2020 11:08

How old is your boat?
Answers in the recent "How Old Is Your Standing Rigging" thread got me wondering what the actual age breakdown of CF boats are. I see there was a poll thread on this back in 2015. I'm going to make this a big more detailed, but we should be able to compare this poll to that previous one from six years ago.

Cruiser2B 30-10-2020 11:42

Re: How old is your boat?
1976 Westsail 32...44 years and counting

tsell 30-10-2020 11:49

Re: How old is your boat?
1969 Tartan 34c. At least the hull is.... all systems, including the motor have been rebuilt along the way.

thomm225 30-10-2020 12:20

Re: How old is your boat?
1974 Bristol 27.

(July 1974) 46 years old

Tayana42 30-10-2020 12:23

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1989 Tayana V 42.

JPA Cate 30-10-2020 12:32

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Boat was launched August 1990, at Mooloolaba, Qld., Australia.

All rigging wire is less than 10 yrs. old. New forestay and furler this year.

Jim inspects the rig frequently.

Bycrick 30-10-2020 12:36

Re: How old is your boat?
Norseman 447 built 1982. I bought it in 1998 with rod rigging of indeterminate age. I replaced it several years ago because its' age made me nervous. It all looked OK when removed, but .....

thinwater 30-10-2020 13:35

Re: How old is your boat?
I'm surprised. I though the average would be less, but the result is a testament to good care.

I'll admit I've been on the younger side through my last 4 boats (12-20 when purchased), but that is because multihulls are evolving more rapidly and the 30-40 year-old ones are from a completely different design era.

Good on ya.

EricJ 30-10-2020 14:04

Re: How old is your boat?
43 years old, but brand new to me


Mike OReilly 30-10-2020 14:13

Re: How old is your boat?
Great stuff. Keep it coming. But I'm beginning to wish I had added a few more segments beyond 50. Next poll...

tradrockrat 30-10-2020 14:46

Re: How old is your boat?
1978 Tayana 37 - 42 years old

daletournier 30-10-2020 14:48

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Catalina 470, 4 years old. I'm in the change sooner camp, rigging seems important to me. Just had a friend have a norseman tball break halfway across the Pacific, looked fine when he left Panama.

TheLuckyone 30-10-2020 14:57

Re: How old is your boat?
1969 Westerly Centaur. It has allegedly spent more than half of that on the hard here in Upstate NY, in the same yard. She's been "rescued" at least twice.

Reefmagnet 30-10-2020 14:59

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1981 built so having her 40th next year.

grantmc 30-10-2020 15:34

Re: How old is your boat?
1995 Reinke Super 10 cutter built of aluminium, original Mercedes motor, not sure about rig in Fiji.

And in my home town Wellington I have Footprints a 1970 Raven 26 sloop built of GRP, repowered 2014, rigging redone 2000
And still winning races: Wellington 24 hour race.

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