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Search: Posts Made By: BillAU
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By BillAU
Re: Decisions Decisions. Which Boat?

Thanks Billy, I believe I do have a couple of good options. I must admit I would rather have a well built Steel or Ferro Cement boat, no keel bolts to worry about ;) Safety, not speed is important,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By BillAU
Re: Decisions Decisions. Which Boat?

As I have said in the replies above, the VDS is a beauty, following is the text from the sellers sales page.
Quote:
Professionally built. Van De Stadt design. Brand New Beta Marine Diesel 30HP,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By BillAU
Re: Decisions Decisions. Which Boat?

Get the one that needs no work now, or in the future. You're kidding Mark...Ain't ya mate :D
Being a retired marine engineer, deep sea merchant service, I can do most of the work that would need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By BillAU
Re: Decisions Decisions. Which Boat?

Thanks for your views, pity I can't publish the URL's for the two boats but as I said, I don't have enough posts :(

Bill
Australia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By BillAU
Decisions Decisions. Which Boat?

If you were in the market for a replacement boat, which of the two below would you buy to suit your needs, which boat would be the better buy. :confused:
One is a steel 36' Van De Stadt Ocean...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 9,171
Posted By BillAU
Re: Im buying a big boat! But i have never sailed

G'day Ant,

First let me say...I really do like properly designed and well built Ferro-Cement boats and, from what you say in your post, this boat is definitely a well designed and built boat!
You...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-29-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By BillAU
Prout Quest 31 or the Americat 3014?

Which of the following two small Cats would be the best buy for cruising (mostly just one man and his dog but there could be two fishing mates from time to time) around the Australian coast and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,596
Posted By BillAU
Re: FYI: New forum for Endeavourcat 30, Intercat, Americat, Hutchins C-Cat

I guess they don't like Australians at that Americat 3014/3214 forum phaup :( I've never been to that site, till today but when I tried to register today, I got the following message...

Sorry, you...
Forum: Boat Reviews 06-25-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By BillAU
Re: Any thoughts on a 1970 "Seasmoke" 40' Sloop?

Michael, I advise you to buy Colin Brookes book, Ferro Cement Boats, Offered for sale from: Hartley boat building books and instructional CD's (http://www.hartley-boats.com/books.html)

In his...
Forum: Boat Reviews 06-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By BillAU
Re: Any thoughts on a 1970 "Seasmoke" 40' Sloop?

G'day SJB,

Good to see there are others on here who remember the 60's ;) I never met Mr Sampson but I did meet a few FC boat builders in the 60's, back then I was living and working in...
Forum: Boat Reviews 06-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By BillAU
Re: Any thoughts on a 1970 "Seasmoke" 40' Sloop?

G'day mate,

The Seasmoke's were designed by Samson Yachts, Hartley (http://www.hartley-boats.com/sailboats.htm) now sell the Samson plans.
If you're talking about this Seasmoke...
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