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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. …

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Just spend less…

The real trick, where refitting an old boat is concerned, is simply to not spend a lot of money on it. Or just spend less. While spending less is a very workable tactic, it butts up against the consumerist mainstream and viewed by a substantial proportion of people as being akin to heresy. I’ll point …

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