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Old 05-25-2015, 10:11 AM   #1801
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Nice. Looks like she draws a lot of water.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:21 AM   #1802
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your eyes must be better than mine. That's the best example of a Ferro-Cement boat I've seen in 20 years. How would you gauge the draft?
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:30 AM   #1803
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That's a beautiful boat! And I like your nomenclature "pocket yacht". I know ferro cement is a tried and true method, but, would still make me nervous. No real reason I guess, just does, lol.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:37 AM   #1804
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Stubones99 wrote;
"How would you gauge the draft? "
The hull above the WL tells volumes about the hull below.
I'd guess this boat draws about 6 feet.

Not always the case though as some trawlers look like trawlers until you see them hauled out. Their true colors are then bared for all to see.

Stubones where is "Merritt Island"? I'm guessing it's not a state or country. I wish the powers that be would ask for a state or country. I have no idea where lots of TF members live .. not even what ocean they are near.
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:40 AM   #1805
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From the Bruce Roberts Trawlers I have been researching, they can swing from 4' to 6.5' draft on the same superstructure.

To me, it all depends on the keel, and whether it has a protected prop / rudder.

Without protection it can draft less but cost more in props, rudders and shafts if you run aground.

Like you said, hauling would show the truth...
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:09 AM   #1806
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Stubones where is "Merritt Island"? I'm guessing it's not a state or country. I wish the powers that be would ask for a state or country. I have no idea where lots of TF members live .. not even what ocean they are near.
Merritt Island is in FL between Cocoa and Cocoa Beach and is well known for the Merritt Island Launch Area (MILA) and the Space Meusem. Think NASA.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:15 AM   #1807
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Yes, like Donsan said, on the FL East Coast (Atlantic) just south of NASA where we used to have a space program.

I have corrected my profile to more accurately reflect my current location.
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For years I've held trade-secret plans to produce strong, long-lasting 8 foot to 45 foot lightweight boat hulls. I affixed to this technique my trademark "EZ Build-Cement” My automated technique could cut hull manufacturing time in half with considerable reduction in material and labor costs. Mechanical apparatus for turning out hulls is like nothing before (that I know of) used in the boat building industry. With the continuous advents of products to enable stronger and stronger “cement-mix” designs… there may be a great new opportunity now available for producing affordable, long-lasting pleasure (as well as work) boats.

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For me, it's worth the time. I like it here better, however Pinterest is my guilty not-so-secret spot to visit. Along with Drew Curtis' FARK.com and http://BuzzFeed.com but TrawlerForum is best.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:26 PM   #1810
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Well stubones I didn't expect such a prompt response but if you're like me you'd forget it if not done right away. So often geography or nationality has a lot to do w what we talk about it's a real benifit to know approximately in the world the poster is coming from re what he's saying. Thanks.
Donsan the NASA THING nailed it.

Re the concrete or cement (which is more appropriate) structure is a composit like FG reinforced plastic. Couldn't build it w/o the glass or steel giving it strength. But steel rusts and wood rots. No wonder aluminum is so popular. Very few Alaskans will buy a boat made of anything else. But they are SOOOO expensive. Perhaps we should think more of plywood, epoxy and SS screws. That's all expensive too. But one could get the cheapest ply that is solid, use galvanized screws and boat "ring" nails and old weldwood glue or perhaps resorcinol. Nix on the FG added .. it's expensive and heavy.

What reinforcement agent are you using Art?
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:58 PM   #1811
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Well stubones I didn't expect such a prompt response but if you're like me you'd forget it if not done right away. So often geography or nationality has a lot to do w what we talk about it's a real benifit to know approximately in the world the poster is coming from re what he's saying. Thanks.
Donsan the NASA THING nailed it.

Re the concrete or cement (which is more appropriate) structure is a composit like FG reinforced plastic. Couldn't build it w/o the glass or steel giving it strength. But steel rusts and wood rots. No wonder aluminum is so popular. Very few Alaskans will buy a boat made of anything else. But they are SOOOO expensive. Perhaps we should think more of plywood, epoxy and SS screws. That's all expensive too. But one could get the cheapest ply that is solid, use galvanized screws and boat "ring" nails and old weldwood glue or perhaps resorcinol. Nix on the FG added .. it's expensive and heavy.

What reinforcement agent are you using Art?
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Didn't mean to pry Art.

I wanted to buy this ferro-cement boat. Being an ex-sailboat she probably draws too much water and had I known how much she drew the lusting would probably have been over. I've never seen a ferro-cement boat that was fair and this one was no exception. I think a fair lined hull is important but I'm sure it got the job done fair or no.
The owner decided to keep her himself. He installed a new JD like Marks. His intention was to fish her 20 miles off-shore.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:33 PM   #1813
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Didn't mean to pry Art.
No prob Eric. I know your intent was of sheer interest and harmless.
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I looked into ferro-cement construction a long time ago, and even visited a number of vessels that were being constructed in that manner. Generally it was more time consuming than most people understand to form all the reinforcement steel into place, then get a really good 'void-free' pour of the cement. Once the hull was finished you then needed extra care to trim the 'edges', and some special efforts to attach everything to the interior surfaces of that cement hull.

Bottom line it didn't make that much sense in the scheme of things when the cost of the hull on most boats only represents perhaps 15-20 percent of the finished vessel. And you have to expend that much more effort to try and sell the potential client on that 'unusual' construction.



Personally I think good old steel construction, possible with this frameless metal hull construction method would be my choice:
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #1815
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The Kiwi's are the kings of ferro construction, when we lived down there in the 90's I saw first hand a number of well constructed,totally fair, rust free examples of good ferro boats. There were a couple here in Port Townsend that also fell into that category.. no one could tell they were ferro. I think the majority of ferro boats didn't fit in that category any were amateurish at best.

really it is a misnomer to call them "cement" boats as they are actually more of a plaster.

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Old 05-25-2015, 05:15 PM   #1816
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Just looks to me that port hole under the deck level scupper just above the waterline probably represents at least the ceiling level of a ? full stand ER with plenty of keel under that. Only reason I say that.

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #1817
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More on the 65' FC motoryacht. Pretty sure she was built in the UK, I think Brian's photo shows a red duster. She was listed (below) by John Alden of Florida in the summer of 1978.....

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The Kiwi's are the kings of ferro construction, when we lived down there in the 90's I saw first hand a number of well constructed,totally fair, rust free examples of good ferro boats. There were a couple here in Port Townsend that also fell into that category.. no one could tell they were ferro. I think the majority of ferro boats didn't fit in that category any were amateurish at best.

really it is a misnomer to call them "cement" boats as they are actually more of a plaster.

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Please understand : "Portland Cement" is primary hardening agent/ingredient used inside material mixes for most installations of concrete, mortar, thin-set, grouts, stucco and plaster. Nomenclature such as concrete or plaster or mortar represent the cement's and other ingredients' useful mix-design nature for specific purposes.

Technology prompted new material additives have substantively improved many types of mix-designs' capability for less weight, greater strength and quicker application techniques.
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More on the 65' FC motoryacht. Pretty sure she was built in the UK, I think Brian's photo shows a red duster. She was listed (below) by John Alden of Florida in the summer of 1978.....

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That's her. I always thought she had a beautiful sheer line, super structure, and stern. She was docked on the South River in Edgewater MD at the time, and we first viewed her from water level in a Zodiac. And yes she was built in the UK. At one time I had a short message from the builder's son, along with that photo of her with the yellow hull. She was not yellow when I saw her.

I think i had asked for a layout plan and any other info he had on her, but that one photo is all I got.
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There is a famous series of ferro cement sailboats here raced by Syd Fischer, called "Ragamuffin", aka, "The Flying Footpath"(translation "sidewalk)"
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