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About Me:
retired (couple)
seeking the places to sail 2009
Current location:
thailand
Destinations visited:
france: bretagne/hyeres
swiss lakes
Looking to:
vancouver island
florida/panama central america
caribbean
california/mexico

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How do old glassfibre boats age?

Posted on December 7, 2008 at 3:24am 5 Comments

My name is Peter. Retired.



I want to buy an older (25-30 Years) glassfibre sailboat and after two to three years of use sell it, with the feeling I im not fooling the buyer.



Theoretically, when plastic ages, it should loose elasticity. On the long term it would shrink and develop cracks, become brittle, while the glassfibre may hold everything in place or break.



Has anybody experienced if this can be felt? Maybe heard, perhaps with groans or squeaking… Continue

sailing in cold weather

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 12:32pm 2 Comments

12th Nov. 2008, my first entry.
I am Peter, retired.
I want to sail with my wife in the Vancouver area 2009 June to August. We saw three years ago from a ferry:
The region has fantastic landscapes looking from the sea.

Who has experiennce how to handle the coldness?

Of course, oils, gloves, stove, ...but the rest, like keeping a ventilation while the stove heats.
will a stove burn/heat when the boat rolls?

Thanks, Peter

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