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Posted by member lynall on Saturday 9 October 2021

Yes boat owners and their boats have a future, and I am willing to bet it is pretty much the same as it is now.
I started to read that guys article, and did wonder whos idea it was to put it in the club magazine?
I hate it when people try and push their own agenda down my throat.

Anyway rant over, off to see if my boat is still afloat!

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Posted by member Julian Gregory on Friday 8 October 2021

To my mind his article and the previous one sounded like someone who has analysed a situation that is extremely difficult to predict and reached a conclusion that may or may not be correct. He acted upon it and sold his boat and oddly sought to validate his decision in a motor boat owners club magazine.

Personally we plan to enjoy our Hardy with optimism about the prospect of a low carbon replacement for diesel becoming more readily available in the marine environment.

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Posted by member Terry Asquith on Wednesday 6 October 2021

What a strange mixture in the Autumn 21 magazine. Several articles celebrated the HOCs 40th anniversary events, then Hardy Boats history and then Cockwells plans for the future, bigger and better 45s and 65s. Then Jan Van Der Schans article in the same magazine suggested that large boats and their builders are dinosaurs, IC engines will become extinct in 9 years, hybrid systems are fit only for small boats and consequently only sailing boats will survive. What mix of optimism and pessimism.
So what do we do? Should we follow his example and sell up now before the market collapses or do we invest in masts and sails?

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