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Old 10-01-2006, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hi,

I'm a bird with a ferro boat and I'd like to network with other ferro owners for advice on which epoxies and paints are best. Plus bundles of other questions.

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Old 10-02-2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi Bead,

I have a Samson C-mist, 32 foot, currently on the hard in Perth, W.A., I bought an unfinished project and hope to be on the water by christmas,

Cheers, Emmo
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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Hi Emmo,

Thanks for replying. I might be tapping you at some point for pointers! I get to my boat in March and then it's all about the boat!

Sometimes this ferro club can be a bit lonely. There's no user-friendly forum out there for us risk-takers!
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:34 PM   #4
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I'm the very contented owner of a 42' ferro yacht. Ferro got a bad name some years back but believe me there are plenty of excellent ferro yachts. I'm presently in the Whitsunday region of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia. I did have a problem with loosing the anti fouling at an alarming rate but that was caused by the electrical wiring, since that problem was cured I've been more than happy with my yacht. Ferro yachts are very under rated but thats through bad word of mouth and not personal experience. One bad ferro is like a bad apple, it turns you off eating more apples.

Any questions fire them to me by email at 'bedouin@hotkey.net.au'

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Old 10-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #5
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hi bead,

if you haven't already, check out this site:

www.ferroboats.com

i was looking at ferro boats for the longest time...i was fairly certain i'd be buying one...then, by chance, i came across a really nice Formosa ketch(fiberglass)that was in my modest budget. regardless, i spent so much time looking into ferroboats i still check all the ferro post's.

i bought collin brookes' book...i recommend it!

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Old 10-08-2006, 11:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies. I really want to get my hands on that ferro book!

Fairwines to you all.

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Old 10-10-2006, 09:50 AM   #7
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I fully fitted out a professionally built 53 foot ferro several years ago. Great material except for resale value which is dreadful. As it was a while ago, I may be out of date, but feel free to send any questions to me on johnstretch46@hotmail.co.uk

I am currently in Thailand on my 53 foot steel Robert Tucker

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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Thanks, John,

For sure I will put your contact details in my 'help' file.

Ah, the resale value doesn't bother me so much because the boat was so cheap anyway. That's the beauty of ferro: it puts sailing into the hands of those who would otherwise have to wait until they retired and/or won the lottery.

God bless ferro.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:20 AM   #9
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To encourage those who are considering the purchase of a ferro yacht, I feel it worthwhile to point out that resale value on a seaworthy boat, is in fact very high indeed. Resale value relates to the amount you sell the boat for, as compared to the price you originally paid. Buy a new Beneteau and sell it in five years and you will discover that resale is very poor indeed at about 70%. Whereas a good ferro boat which costs you, say $50K will, in five years, return you around $50K. Of course it is wise to have any boat you are considering buying surveyed by someone qualified (see the admin link to Moqini) whether it is made from ferro, glass,steel, timber, or alloy.
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:39 AM   #10
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I agree with Auzee and actually believe that my yacht will be worth more in the future!

Like, millions and millions moor.
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I have a Samson designed C-Lord schooner and she is damned near bullet proof, Of the five boats that have hit us only three walked away with just minor damages, The other two were demasted and or cabins crushed, (none my fault), We just get minor paint scratches.

Love my ferro got it so cheep cause everyone else is scared and un educated,(fibraglass breaks down faster and requires more maintenance). Well fair winds

Check our website> http://jonesonwater2.bravehost.com
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:15 PM   #12
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Thanks for keeping this thread going. It's great to come across other ferro owners like this.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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I have a samson c-mist 32 . She is ferro and is bullet proof. There are no issues with rust and I have recently faired the hull and painted with 2 pot epoxy and it has come up beautiful.. Never know it was ferro. She is heavy but makes for great passage making. Name of vessel is Boadecia. Has anyone any history of her? Built in canada? 1972.
Gaff rigged too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #14
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I now own a 42 foot Robert Tucker designed Ferro Epoxy Cutter Rigged Sloop. I am very happy with "Travesty" but she does need a bit of wind to move her along. I am in Port Doulas for the foreseeable future and am always wiling to meet others.

I have been a member of this forum for a while but just logged back on today for the first time in ages.

My yacht was built in the UK and has crossed the Atlantic and Pacific. She is a strong, safe, seaworthy, blue water yacht.

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