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Symptoms were disconfigured hull, looked like the fibrglass was bulging. Water meter showed varying degrees of intrusion. Years of rusting delaminated the fibreglass. reconstruction was largely done from the outside with some work done inside. Horrible is correct but a second home costs alot more, and this one moves.
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Re: Frers F&C 44

I am looking for Stability information for the F & C 44.
Need a copy of naval architects original information on this to satisfy a race committee.
Can you help?
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Re: Frers F&C 44

Hydraulic Transmission?

I have F&C 44 #12, and am having issues with the hydraulic transmission, apparently the directional control valve is bad and needs replacement or repair does anyone have any insight into this issue.

I know that moving the engine
And going to a direct drive system is the best solution, but that is not an option at this time.

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Re: Frers F&C 44

To people interested in the F & C 44. I have restored 2 of these boats for major hull damage. The hull was blistering and bulging from delaminating fiberglass Most of this damage was caused by the toe rail leaking into the hull causing mst of the damage. My biggest concern was the chain plates that were comepletely rotted due to the water damage that i was amazed they didn't rip out of the side of the boat. I had to make new chain plates to install, i also had to peel the hull, and reglass the whole hull and fair it then I gave it a awlgrip paint job. This is just an abridge essay on all the work that went into this job. Feel free to contact me with any detailed questions concerning this boat since I spent 2 years of my life working on these. Jim
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Re: Frers F&C 44

We must be mad!!
Just brought Evangeline K11 total rebuild coming up!

Does anyone know accurately how many were built in total?
How many owners on this site?
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Re: Frers F&C 44

I would be interested to know where the rail leaks were worst - and how you repaired /replaced them.
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F & c 44' ketch

Do you have any specifications or designs on this boat?? I have a contract out on one and would like to know more about this boat, and it's design... And issues...

Thanks...

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Re: Frers F&C 44

F&C 44 - I own K-20 here in Stamford CT - does anyone know where I can get construction drawings? Specifically I am considering whether to repair or replace the rudder - for no other reason than it's 30+ years old. Does anyone know if the armatures in the rudder were built of stainless or mild steel?
Any knowledge would be appreciated. Many thanks,
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Re: Frers F&C 44

I emailed the Frers office about 2 years ago and they confirmed that the original drawings are with them on file-a copy would cost $100 PER SHEET!

I declined their offer.

The shaft is obviously SS so one would presume that the armature is too.
BUT you never can be too sure so how about drilling a couple of holes you could also check how wet the core is at the same time and not too much hassle to fill and fair - would be interested to hear what you discover.
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Re: Frers F&C 44

Thank you - opening it up may well be the way to go - the more I can find out about the construction before opening her up, the less I may need to open up - I am waiting to hear back from Frers I'll be happy to share what I find out.
Thanks again.
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