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Re: considering a ferro cement boat
... compared to GRP she will be slow. Like steel at that size.
... difficult to insure.
... you pay $5000 for her don't expect to make a profit not matter what you do to her.
but .... she is as much motor sailor as anything else and could be a seriously comfortable old lump of a thing, perfect for the PNW. Provided of course she is not about to sink, (pics indicate good condition but when where they taken ?) is mechanically OK and she has a nicely laid out interior that only needs a bit of spit and polish. Anything else is just maintenance which you'll pay on a hundred grander anyway.
Use the old girl for a few years then if you are very very lucky indeed and have spent way to much money on her you might just re-sell her for $5000.
Seriously, there is a couple in our neck of the woods with an absolutely lovely old floating footpath that from a boat length away you would not recognise as concrete. Beautiful boat, worth bugger all, they've had her for years and love her.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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