View Full Version : An unusual garden.

09-30-2018, 08:01 PM
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09-30-2018, 09:00 PM
Why is this boat so unreliable to tack?

09-30-2018, 09:06 PM
Something wrong with my hull speed too!

09-30-2018, 09:11 PM
When the Nat. Parks took over the Williamstown moorings there were a number of boats in similar state. Abandoned mostly, grandpa's boat the family had long forgotten. One 50's cruiser had that much growth it almost over balanced the crane. Some of the early FG yachts had good bronze fittings and lead keels but the FG had delaminated and was full of water. Some bargains were to be had.

10-01-2018, 03:16 AM
Would that effect her handling in any way???

10-01-2018, 04:30 AM
I suppose you could classify them as 'stores' for the purpose of feeding the crew on a long s-l-o-w voyage………………….?

10-01-2018, 04:38 AM
Would that effect her handling in any way???

She'd have all the speed of a half tide rock.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
10-01-2018, 04:54 AM

10-01-2018, 04:57 AM
Looks like a fixer upper to me, I've seen worse on the water.

10-01-2018, 10:45 PM
Years ago a mate bought a yacht that hadnt been used for some time. We put it up on the hard and found that it had a similar amount of growth on it. After cleaning it all off I felt that we had just destroyed a whole ecosystem!

10-02-2018, 12:14 AM
That one's just a floating reef.