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Question Folkboat / Stella Info requested

Hi All,

How seaworthy are Stella folkboats... I have looked a couple of them recently with a view to coastal queensland cruising... but a couple have people have advised that given they are 40 years old, wooden and folkboats they are really not up to the task.

I think one in seaworthy condition would be potentially more stable than a lot of new "plastic" boats in the similiar size category but would appreciate others opinions and experiences

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The folkboat are fairly capable boats. Many boats based on their design, like the Contessa 26, have circumnavigated. I would be a bit leery of buying a wooden boat, as they tend to have much more in the way of maintenance problems than do fiberglass ones. I don't believe that they'd be more stable than the same design in fiberglass.

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Designed ( after a Scandinavian-wide contest) to be the VW of sailboats. Built for the Baltic and North Sea. If your boat passed a survey, you can cruise Q-land or anywhere YOU feel comfortable. IMHO
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You don't want a wooden boat, unless you do.
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Unhappy Folk Boat and Full Sized Man!!!!!!!!!!!!

G'day again mate

Folk Boats also come in fibre-glass.
Not much headroom, bit cramped..You WILL get boaters neck.

Will do what you ask of it.

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