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#11 Steve Pope

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:34 AM

John Guzzwell designed and built an enlarged version of a Laurent Giles "Donnella"design, 46' as against 42'. Of which several copies were built, the one I knew was "Argylle" Friends sailed this yacht around the world for 25 years. A testament to the practicability of ferro when it is done well.


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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:09 PM

Len Hedges - Australia

 

Designed several ferros in the 40-48' range.


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:11 AM

Believe it or not, Laurie Davidson has a crack at a production ferro 

 

https://www.marinehu...ngton&offset=28


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 01:56 AM

tuffyluffy that looks a lovely yacht. What's it going for?


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:14 AM

Says asking $107K in the advert...


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 10:35 AM

Hmmmmmm...that's £50,000. seems a bit pricey???


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:12 AM

That's about right. 10yrs ago, it would have been around NZ$160K here. It all comes down to what someone is willing tp pay and you have to say, shes a step above many FC examples aroound. Davidson knew what he was doing and all of his boats, no matter what they were built of, are very fine examples.


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 11:18 AM

When it comes to a list of designs, it's a bit difficult. The common ones have been listed. But a few yards had ago at building in FC because the material was cheap, but had no clue as to the labor. None of those yards lasted very long, so only one or two examples of their work are out there. Then you have the Home brewed FC. Joe Bloggs gets hold of a plan cheap or free even from his mate for something designed to be built in timber and then wonders why the finished article sails like a pig, or even worse, doesn't float. FC has a large volume design for the one reason of weight.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:10 AM

I would have to agree with wheels....rather than make a list of designers/builders of ferro....are there any particular designs or boats themselves that could be truly deemed 'classics'. Boats that could stand rightfully along side other classics and why?

My particular yacht .....a Tahitian....although a capable long distance cruiser ....I don't think it could be considered a anywhere near a 'classic'........  


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