A quick thought on boat building materials…

“Dry rot is a wood disease, a kind of freshwater induced leprosy, that does not affect fiberglass. Fiberglass boats have their own problems” — Hal Painter

Truth be told it’s a foregone conclusion that all boat building materials have inbuilt problematic issues. The trick is to gravitate to the one that best suits your disposition.

For instance, I really hate chipping rust so the last boat I’d choose is steel.

Anyway, just something to throw into the mix.

Sadly, its come to my attention that the great fishing blog Moldy Chum has ceased publication and has left a void in my morning read that won’t be easy to replace…


On another tack, for those interested in the future of the gulf stream, here’s a pretty interesting/scary article you might want to peruse,..

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