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I Love the looks of the formosa 37s and 41 ketch I know that the decks leak and the teak deck is the culprit.Are these boats worth fixing up and sailing in the Bay or are they just a pretty face nice to see but not to maintain. advise about construction and hardware needed.
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The deck leaks in the earlier (most?) models aren''t from the teak deck but the plywood cabin trunk and decks that lie underneath.

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Why would you buy a boat like that to "sail the bay"???

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Thanks for replys. To answer windship question The boat has great lines, at least to me.The interior wood carving is wonderful,I have seen them in port and they are a head turner. on the other hand Just about everyone I have seen is plauged by leaks, Not a dry boat it understated.and yes they draw about six feet not ideal for the Bay.
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kend,
my point behind my question was that in a bay, as to open ocean, given abstacles such as rocks, shallows,currants other boats etc ,you might want to choose a boat that sails well to weather rather than a boat that is more suitable to the trades

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