SailNet Community - View Single Post - Older Boats-How Long will they Last?
View Single Post
post #72 of Old 11-30-2010
Senior in age only!!!
centaursailor's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Balbriggan
Posts: 554
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Have to say the Fiber Glass failing and falling apart theory dosn,t hold much water. My 1975 Westerly Centaur just passed her 5 year survey with no structural issues. Shes built to Loydds of London standards and the hull is I inch thick GRP. There are a few small skin blisters below the waterline and I may pop and fill them someday. As they are superficial I recon she,ll see me out and my son has already decided he wants her in the will. Any boat can give problems but the solidly built GRP ones will take a fair bit of abuse and keep going.
Regards Brian

The great appear great because you are on your knees. James Larkin, Irish Labour Movement.
centaursailor is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome