idlerboat 116 Posted May 10, 2011 Share Posted May 10, 2011 Are there any 40 year survivours? let alone 100+ as in wood. YES....i have one. the hull is 3/8 ths of an inch thick yes you have read right. It has spent at least half of its life neglected....hanging on a swing mooring by various owners. It has spent three years (the last three years neglected by me) Anymore questions ??? AND it is a 30 footer so forget the heavy crap..it weighs 3.5 tonnes about the same as a plastic and lighter than most timber boats of the same size. If you want to know the real problems with ferro ask wheels or I...see we have been "ferro bashed" for so long that we are more than happy to talk about the downfalls as well as the virtues. For limited maintanence over a long time only plastic has a longer (and that is still a mute point) better track record. Dont forget I also own a steel boat. And just so you know the ferro debate comes up all the time, so much so that ferro boat owners dont reply anymore. Wheels is far more of a gentleman than me, or perhaps it was my second glass of red, or perhaps that someone fell off a boat yesterday and didnt get back up....either way....Grrr I can show you the ferro boat sydrome....only in steel. The new ferro boat problem. I am surrounded by them. I have no doubt that the same thing will be said of steel boats in a few years time. Cheap build , by inexpirenced people...result ??? Add neglect and steel is WAY worse. At least ferro wont sink at its moorings because the annodes have been depleted. THAT is a fact. Finaly to finish this (my glass is empty)...who do you know that can and does build a large glass boat as a novice ? ...and that is the point GGrrr dont tell me you have to have a 50 k wage and a 150k loan to go safely and comfortably sailing. I have met a heap of very long term cruisers. They cruise becuase they swopped dollars for time. You cant cruise if you have to pay off a bank loan.... Link to post Share on other sites
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