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Originally posted by Oatsandbeans

So sadly not a great success story for Butler Boats ( more interest in GPS). -a bit sad, but it shows how tough the singlehanded market is ( and also shows how tough it is making a living building boats)

I think that the market has consolidated around the big beasts like RS and Hartley that can afford a professional marketing effort and expect this trend to continue. There will be niche classes that appeal to smaller subsets of people that can get sufficient scale (Nothing like RS of course) to be viable but the trick here is to pick a niche that is unique enough and yet large enough! In my class we have seen alot more interest post-COVID with the builders order book full for the next year and 50+ boats sailing regularly. At our last open we had 18 boats show up which was more than the Blazes managed with whom we shared the event. As I am a hiker rather than a trapeze artist I have little insight into the Farr's market but from the little I know I suspect that it does have a unique appeal, its just that the subset of people for whom it appeals is too few.
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So sadly not a great success story for Butler Boats ( more interest in GPS). -a bit sad, but it shows how tough the singlehanded market is ( and also shows how tough it is making a living building boats)
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Butler Boats - the UK Farr 3.7 builders need space. Subsequently their 3.7 moulds need to go. Female & Male moulds. I think they are FREE to a good home. They also have two boat hulls - not free but low cost. One framed out hull that needs a deck and one finished hull. They are moving to GP14s. Be good to keep these in the class. Contact them for more info.
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Farr 3.7 launched in California - blog here: LINK
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Another UK Farr 3.7 his the water. Well done Sam, beautiful boat!


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Sorry been on holiday. 

10 sailing and 9 currently being built.



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how many you got in the UK now Jack?
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New UK Farr 3.7 owner Graham putting his boat through its paces off Studland Beach at the weekend.
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Australian Farr 3.7 - For Sale.

Lying Sydney but willing to export. Good value starter boat, with kite hoop & sock.

Go here for details: LINK



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 18 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by iGRF

OK.. Is that a 'Lens' foot Sail? I want one. Check the centre plate.. Mines not long enough. Then there's the Gantry.. I need one like that as well.. has it got one of those twist the shrouds round the mast gizmo's as well?

Looks like he has a rotating auto rig looking at where his Inter's terminate. Yes, if your plate is not max length you are losing power, they are long.

Best contact the seller.
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