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#1 Black Panther

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:41 AM

I'm not that hip....

 

Anyway the issue with ferro remains the same, labour and all other parts remains the same cost so why would you build in an untrusted material that will guarantee a poor resale?


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#3 Sundreamer

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

Production sailboats are so cheap now why would you bother building?
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:44 PM

Used sailboats are so cheap now, why would anyone bother building?


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

Hi...

I chose my ferro boat because she happened to be a long keel, centre cockpit ketch - with a dog house. I knew looking at her she would make a great blue water cruiser. 

however, I agree, I'm not sure I would build a ferro nowadays...although the advances in materials would make them even better???Attached File  myall99.jpg   5.67KB   0 downloads


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#6 wheels

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

It is difficult to justify building any boat material these days, unless you have a specific need the market can not offer you. Such as racing design for instance. The cost of building the Hull is a mere fraction of the overall build cost and many builders have mistakenly thought this the other way around.


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