Globetrotter

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    Sydney au
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    Sailing, motorcycles, skiing, restoring yachts.

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  1. Here is her deck layout

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  2. I would like to know more about my ferro cement yacht does any one recognise its design 

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  3. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    Ok I'll check my facts. This yacht has been floating around for since 1990 and is as structurally sound now as then, even the inside fittings are in perfect order, the only major items to be installed are the motor and rewired the yacht, I've had it rerigged 95% competed, panted the hull, Installed 4 new hatches, installed teak toe rales, removed the boom traveler (it was on a convex camber that's the shap of the decker ) and straitened it out re mounting it on a teak pedestal, a new self furler and headsail, cleaned out the holding tanks fuel and hydraulic oil tank, replaced the chainplate bolts.So just a few things to sort out and she be ready for surveye.
  4. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    I was told by its previous owner that it had a Kevlar skin and I found it when I was removing the toerail plates from the deck it's a yellow mat cloth as for why I gues as this was built to go to Antarctica he wonted it to bounce of icebergs. I've herd of stranger things like concreating over timber hulls. The US navy built concrete battleship during WW2
  5. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    While my yacht was being rerigged there was another double ended fibreglass yacht along side me it was getting the deck replaced both yachts are around the same age the reason was it was it was a balas core and it was saturated as a another example was Leaser Blair she was De Masted in Antarctica when the chaneplate bolts were ripped out of her hull again Balsa cored yacht.
  6. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    The last file was inserted by mistake but I do follow the sale of ferro yachts to gage the build quality and value.
  7. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    Thanks for your comments. My yacht has been floating around for some years I call it the orphan, it was striped of all its valuable assets and used as a floating Carravan, however there is no sign of ageing or leaks it was built with a Kevlar skin and with a polestar coating outside and in, Joe Walsh replaced the rigging (still in progress as I write) and I upgraded the chain plate bolts from 5/16 to 1/2in from 304 to 316SS which was a chore as they were impregnated in with polyester resin and the stainless steel chaneplates had to be redriled The mast, I was told by Joe Walsh was "the same aluminium extrusion as the light poles used in Canberra," it has internal ribbing for strength. It's propulsion system was a 30hp Diesel motor coupled to a hydraulic pump with an hydraulic motor driven propeller fitted to the stern, that was lifted out of the water when not being motored. I'm in the process of installing a 50hp Narni and building from scratch a new hydraulic leg. I've also had teak toerales (as there were none) and 4 new hatches installed. So as you can see I'm committed to finish this
  8. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    Hi I'm currently restoring a centre cockpit 11.52m double ender, its GRP coated Ferrocement I'm have no information on the design or the builder other than I think it might be a Wilf O'Kell design built in Brisbane and was to be used on an experdtion to Antarctica by its builder owner, if anyone has any information could they let me know thanks
  9. Globetrotter

    Restoring F/C yacht

    Hi I'm currently restoring a centre cockpit 11.52m double ender, its GRP coated Ferrocement I'm have no information on the design or the builder other than I think it might be a Wilf O'Kell design built in Brisbane and was to be used on an experdtion to Antarctica by its builder owner, if anyone has any information could they let me know thanks
  10. Globetrotter

    Dick Carter design boats

    Bossil, Congradulations, Miles looks beautiful. She looks like she has many a mile left to enjoy her.
  11. Globetrotter

    Dick Carter design boats

    Thanks Catherine I'll look forward to seeing them
  12. Globetrotter

    Dick Carter design boats

    Thanks Laser1 & Moody Frog, your right about the sail type, she still has some of those old Hood sails. Thanks also for the information and photoes on Maas, he went to a lot of effort to achieve a high standard of finish to the interia of the steel Tina's, the GF look stark in comparison, any photos of the internals of the Tina's would help the actual plans would be a bonus. Thanks again to this Forum it's a goldmine of information.
  13. Globetrotter

    Dick Carter design boats

    From the photos you can see her present state, I'm open to any comments on what to do next.
  14. Globetrotter

    Dick Carter design boats

    Picture 9 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o75nculfjv5640c/2015-12-02%2019.11.29.png?dl=0
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    Dick Carter design boats

    Picture 5 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2z2fbbexvjmt7l9/2015-12-04%2015.27.58.jpg?dl=0 Picture 6 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6tzm0s5xvpi4kmg/2015-12-04%2019.52.44.jpg?dl=0 Picture 7 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2jbcxbfgi3ygt71/2015-12-04%2019.52.38.jpg?dl=0 Picture 8 https://www.dropbox.com/s/mhm2w8x88zebckd/2015-12-04%2019.53.13.jpg?dl=0