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Newporter 40...Jeff?

Lately I''ve been considering the Newporter 40. The reviews in Boat Check don''t say much, except that they are more or less wooden, though on Yachtworld they are listed as fiberglass or "other material". I know they are older boats, I suppose before GRP predominated. Does anyone know how they were constructed?

And also, how are the N40''s sea motion and general seaworthiness for open water?

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Chas.
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If you are interested in Newporter 40 construction details, as well as meeting actual owners on line, and viewing types of repairs you might encounter, check out the Newporter Website on ning - Newporter 40 Together.
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newporter 40 well built for the day helped restore one eventhough it was 50 years old the hull was sound plywood under the thin glass work was in great condition i repaired a couple spots under waterline replaced all thru hulls the house needed repair around the pilot hoes windows a bit of dry rot hear and there easy fix cut out bad spots repaired reglassed good to go we rebuilt both mast rot there too new sails later she was sailed form newport or. to elsalvador no problems tough old boats not fast but she will get you there if your thinking about buying one haul it out check out
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reply to chas newporter 40 is mostly plywood construction overlayed with fiber glass it appears the ones i have repaired have very good hand laid material the plywood used is of good quality i have only repaired 2 in the last 8 years both were in good condition for being built in the 50s both boats were in salt water all there lives .the house and decks needed most the work years of rain water took its toll wood spars needed repair or replaced if you are looking for one to restore you can plan on spending some money and time but .. worth it in the end great old boats.
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