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#1 Frank

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:09 PM

Saw this on Trademe,

http://www.trademe.c...-1238322484.htm

 

I'm looking for something a bit bigger than my Carpenter 29 for coastal and Hauraki Gulf sailing and then in about 2 years a trip or two Fiji/Tonga etc. I'm Guessing she is of relatively  conservative construction, ie stout and so while lacking the offshore gear the design has good bones.

Anyone know much about them or perhaps have sailed on one. Of note is that the draft is 1.64 M which seems shallow for a boat of this length however it has been 2nd checked confirmed by the broker.

Thanks in advance.

 


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#2 wheels

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

Whiting was an excellent Designer/Builder and his boats have an excellent reputation
 


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#3 raz88

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:19 PM

Whiting designs are well thought of as wheels says.
Also as you mention, the draft seems a little less than what you'd expect. It's quite possible this is correct and the original owner had it built with a shallow draft for some reason. Worth finding out exactly what the story is with that as if you want to go offshore you may need a stability calculation done and if it's been shortened by just having a chunk cut off the keel or something then this may impact the stability.

In terms of that particular boat, the photos don't show a lot. Unless you're a boat builder it's worth getting a survey done. Be wary of the teak decks as these normally have a limited life and are pretty much at the end of that by the age of this boat. Being grp you also want to make sure it's free of osmosis.

For slightly less money there are a couple of farr 38s on trademe. Might be worth a look?
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#4 Kevin McCready

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:48 PM

I had doubts about Farr 38 for offshore. Googled it and first link was this:

http://crew.org.nz/f...arr-1104/page-2
"I would not consider the Farr 38 for offshore cruising, great boat with a race crew but bit of a handful for the family offshore."


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#5 raz88

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 06:52 PM

One person's opinion. Also taken from the same thread:
"Any of the boats mentioned are great boats. All have their advantages. You can go anywhere in a Farr 10.6/1104/11.6"
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:43 PM

http://www.trademe.c...x?id=1314584327 would be worth looking at and its been off shore.


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#7 vic008

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

The Whiting-surprisingly tiny tankage
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#8 MarkMT

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:04 AM

http://www.trademe.c...x?id=1314584327 would be worth looking at and its been off shore.

 

Been watching that one from afar. I'm curious what to make of the fact that it's been on the market for a year. Does this say something about the market as a whole, or Wellington, or that particular design, or that particular boat? Or something else?


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#9 w44vi

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:30 PM

I don't think there would be to many rich boat brokers in NZ at the moment! 


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 08:21 PM

only concern for is teak decking,but being built in 1986 should be good for a few more years


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