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1 Day Ago 03:00 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44

Reading your post, I realized having exactly the same problem that you discribed. The chain plates on my F&C44 hull K16 are rotten.
The craftsmen on the yard are puzzled about the whole construction. Having only two of these boats in Gemany means the yards have no experience in this kind of reconstruction. So I would be glad if you could give me information about the
step by step progress of the repair. Especially photographs from imside/outside that show the approach and complexity would be very
I thank you in advance for assistance
10-01-2015 05:22 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44

I have been interested in buying an F&C44 for some time and wish to get an opportunity to sail with an experienced owner to appreciate the boat at sea and check if it is what I am looking for. I never owned a boat of this size and was puzzled with a short trial I did once recently. Meanwhile I remain very attracted by the boat and wish to learn more about her.
Could one of the current owners invite me onboard? I am based in the Netherlands and can travel a reasonable distance.
JB (
06-12-2015 12:34 AM
EvelynL K-22 here... I removed the plexiglass ports, and replaced them with tempered glass, and rebed each Port with high quality Butyl Tape-- not a leak again in two years running I have owned her.
It is the 5-Part seal that is critical... (Yes I am including the outter chrome plated brass 'flange')
11-13-2014 02:22 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44

Thank you very much for your answer.
Still I ask myself why they used such a thread on the bolts. They are definitely
not made for fixation in wood or grp.
Maybe they glued female-skrew-nuts into the coachroof from inside?
nevertheless I now know that I can risk to remove it.
I would be grateful for getting a picture of the installation/hole.
Thank you in advance.
11-13-2014 01:28 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44

my windows/portlights now all out for re-finishing.
Inner frames all screwed through inner wooden lining through the intervening gap and inter the coachroof moulding. No Nuts.
Outer trim ring just screwed into coach roof.
Lots of old Goop seemed not to have solved the problem for the PO
Will be putting West epoxy into all the old holes, re drilling and rebedding.

If you need pics of the now removed empty holes message me.
11-02-2014 09:03 AM
Re: Frers F&C 44

I have a new question to the community of F&C44 owners.
On Hull Nr.:K16 I realized a leckage at one opening window/hatch in the superstructure. The windows had been installed from inside. The outside coverage is not fixed in the window frame. The fixation of the frame from inside seems to be bolt and skrew nut. The problem is the access to the skrew nut.
I wonder whether I have to remove the hole wodden panel before I can refix it.
Does anyone understand the system.
04-05-2014 06:32 AM
Frers F&C 44

Thanks for the update slowgoose! Would also like to see any photos that you have documented of this refit of the rudder...
04-05-2014 06:29 AM
Frers F&C 44


Owner of 'Explorar Conmigo' K-22 Hull. I would love some photos of your rudder work, and specifications on the parts you either purchased and or had fabricated for the pintal and or gudgeon? I noticed some serious rusty water exiting my Rudder one afternoon after haul out-- the long stream of rusty water concerns me for what lies inside the rudder and it's integrity-- and how long I have until something happens.
(Galveston, TX)
04-02-2014 12:41 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44

Thanks for the update
04-01-2014 09:44 PM
Re: Frers F&C 44


FYI to fellow owners - I have just had a new rudder for K-20 made by Foss Foam - not fitted yet so I'll update at that point.
When the old one was pulled apart Foss Foam reported that it was actually in good condition and both the core and stock were in good shape. Making me wonder why I erred so far in the direction of caution in the first place!
However in removing the stainless heel of the old rudder the yard reported that the bolts through the skeg that held the heel ( or gudgeon) onto the skeg were heavily corroded. It may be worth taking a look if you're heading offshore any time soon. The bushing that the stock sits in in the gudgeon was also worn, in a similar manner to an earlier post, causing a little bit of play ( especially when overpowered in a stiff breeze) and a new one is fabricated.
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