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Old 10 September 2018, 08:12   #61
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The FPBs have an awful lot of glass low in the superstructure. Looks kinda vulnerable to me. I know the Nordhavns have window shields they wear for ocean crossing (Dirona does anyway).
Yes, I guess the Nordhavns have a bit more protection with the Portuguese bridge, etc., but still have a fair amount of glass as well for the saloon/bridge area, and more port holes in the hull, which most FPB's don't have. The glass in the FPB's is darn thick in multiple laminations, and like Nordhavn they do provide additional ocean shields as part of the standard boat equipment, but my understanding is that most of the owners have left those in storage at the NZ factory as they really don't think they are needed given the specs on the glass...

It's a very hard business trying to find the "perfect" boat, even on a dream budget!
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Old 10 September 2018, 08:15   #62
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Old 10 September 2018, 08:23   #63
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Yes, I guess the Nordhavns have a bit more protection with the Portuguese bridge, etc., but still have a fair amount of glass as well for the saloon/bridge area, and more port holes in the hull, which most FPB's don't have. The glass in the FPB's is darn thick in multiple laminations, and like Nordhavn they do provide additional ocean shields as part of the standard boat equipment, but my understanding is that most of the owners have left those in storage at the NZ factory as they really don't think they are needed given the specs on the glass...

It's a very hard business trying to find the "perfect" boat, even on a dream budget!
Haha. True. I think I need 4, minimum.
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Old 10 September 2018, 08:54   #64
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A caravan would provide all those facilities and still be a better seaboat than a merry Fisher, they are ‘kin hideous and have no rights to be called a boat.
Most Marina's in France are brim full of them ....... but on the other hand the supermarket carparks are brim full of Renaults, Citroens & pugs and I would have one of them either ............

This summer in france I had a week with a 695, but that was OK as I already knew its limitations ! .............. then I had a week with a Marlin 755 which was better and the hull certainly felt more grippy, but the overall build quality was IMHO poor ......... I also got asked for my ICC this year, which is unusual, but I was exceeding the harbour speed limit at the time............
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If we are completely ignoring any budget relevance then sign me up for this.

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Old 10 September 2018, 12:30   #66
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Well I suppose it takes all sorts...
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Old 10 September 2018, 12:40   #67
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Just the job for going to Tarbert....
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Old 10 September 2018, 12:58   #68
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As the title suggests what boat would you buy if you did not buy a rib. I am talking modest type boats not the likes of sun seekers.
I would/ will probably buy a boat with a bit more in the way of shelter. I have heard good things about the Pirate 22. A deep v that performs well in the chop yet there is also a wheel house.
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Just the job for going to Tarbert....

Be fun going through the Coorie on a Big Spring though!
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- to get a decent ocean range out of it, especially the smaller ones.
A 7knt sub 50ft stink boat is a rock dodger, not 'ocean going'. We were in a marina is Lisbon a few years ago when a 100ft £5m+ UK crewed gin palace came in. She'd hit a storm coming across from Antigua. Most of the crew were so traumatised they jumped ship and flew back to the UK.
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