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Old 08-27-2009, 08:07 PM   #15
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The problem with sidewalk boats is resale value. Don't expect to get anywhere near what it costs to build one when you want to get rid of it. Steel, FRP, Aluminum all take a hit but cement craters in value. If you find a good one and get it cheap, it will get you sailing for less than just about any other type of construction. Just don't expect to sell it for more than you paid for it and/or get a quick sale, unless you price it real real cheap.

In short, if you are trying to spend your children's inheritance, a cement boat is not an investment.

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I agree.... I looked at a couple of ferro boats when I was boat hunting... they all appeared in good shape... one wasa 40 footer and the guy only wanted 5k, the sails and equipment on her were worth more than that he just wanted to get out from under her so that he could stop paying mooring fees... I just couldn't bring myself to do it... really I should have gone for one of them, I'm sailing now but at a much greater cost.
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I just saw a lovely 38' ferro Atkins Ingrid. I've always thought the Ingrids were pretty boats and this has to be the nicest one I've ever seen. It was built in San Francisco Bay area in 1971 or 72 and according to the owner, there were only 5 or so made at that yard. Great boat.

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also, I ran into these guys some time last year in Spain... can't remember where.

http://www.el-lobo.co.uk/index.html

they have a ferro boat and love it.
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