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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-02-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Re: Frers F&C 44

Hello,
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....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-28-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Re: Frers F&C 44

Hallo, I own # K16, Baltic See, since 23 years. I had the toe rail and teak deck replaced in 2003. Yet no structural work on chain plates and rudder.
Quantification of water insite the laminate is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-15-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Hello echoffmanjr, I read your last post about...

Hello echoffmanjr,
I read your last post about chainplates and was alarmed. I never realized such problem on my boat (#16). What were the symptoms of this problem?
Did you have to repair all 4...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Peter, yes you have to modify the ladder and...

Peter,
yes you have to modify the ladder and the bulkhead in the lower area below the mirror. The sliding door has to be shortened (if there is one).
All this modifications were realized on later...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Peter/Kiskedee, my experience concerning costs...

Peter/Kiskedee,
my experience concerning costs might not be representative for the US, but maybe this is an interesting relation/comparison:
when I bought #K16 in 1990 I realized an oil leakage. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Peter/Kiskedee, my experience concerning costs...

Peter/Kiskedee,
my experience concerning costs might not be representative for the US, but maybe this is an interesting relation/comparison:
when I bought #K16 in 1990 I realized an oil leakage. I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-09-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
Hydraulik

Dear Peter B., I had this problem 3 times till I changed the system.
Later hulls have the engine below the main companionway. I bought a new
Perkins Sabre M65 and had it installed in this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-31-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
F&c 44

Hello Steve,

because of a leakage in the hydraulic system, which I realised after the purchase, I decided for a new installation in 1991. The exchange concerned all tubes including fittings and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-30-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
F&c 44

Hallo Steve,

first of all nice to hear from you and your positive experience.
Moving the engine was necessary to get rid of the nasty hydraulic
power connection to the prop. The pressure tube...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-08-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
F&c 44

Hallo Lee,
as I am owner of a 1980 build example since nearly 20 years, there is some
experience to share. I will not be able to tell you all about my time with this beauty in this Mail.
Like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-04-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
F&c 44

Hallo Ken Dacey,

nice to hear from you. Internet information about our rare boats is hardly
to find. I was always interested to find other owners to chare the
experience in refit effort.
My...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 13,454
Posted By Holthoefer
F&c 44

Hallo James,
if I am correct, your question about F&C 44 is very old and still without answer. I joint the sailnet community yesterday and found your post.
If your still interested in Information...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-14-2009
Replies: 4
  F&C 44
Views: 3,828
Posted By Holthoefer
F+c 44

dear "senior member",
you asked for information about the wonderfull ketch.
I am owner of one example since 1990.
After a total refit over the years I know nearly any screw
and would like to...
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