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Re: Any Albin Nimbus 42 owners out there
The Taiwanese shipyards at that time (and I won't say all of them, but many) were known for cutting corners. In the larger Chinese tradition of "Eh, they're hairy eyed barbarians, what they don't know they'll still pay good money for" the yards were known to cut corners, use untrained labor, work in the wrong conditions, and generally make a product that LOOKED like it was supposed to look, but on taking it apart or subjecting it to years of hard use, you'd find things hadn't been done as spec'd.
Some companies had no problems, some yards had no problems, some took the step of having an on-site qc manager to make sure no corners were cut. (Which is STILL advised by many folks doing business with China, more so in the mainland.)
OTOH Albin was known for "North Sea" standards typical of Finnish yards, where a yard would have been horrified to hear that their hull was only 25mm thick if the spec had been 26.
A very different tradition behind the entire production force.
Personally, I'd always thought the Nimbus wasn't a Taiwanese build, but I'd certainly not the expert there. The old teak decks, and the many kludges owners have done to strip them off and "refinish" the fiberglass, might be more of a concern. New glass, or canvas coating in with resin, or some very expensive and extensive yard work...Any boat that has had a teak deak stripped off, can have some baffling leak problems. And back then, if it was glued down, the glue would be failing. If it was screwed down....Well, nice for the first 20 years anyway. Kinda like what some folks say about trophy spouses. (Of both genders!)