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post #34 of Old 09-13-2013
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Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

Originally Posted by jamesjle View Post
So a fiberglass restoration will not last, we know it will fail completely in due course. Thus is a glass boat lovingly nurtured a metaphor for life, you do your best then die. A Fife on the other hand is god like, immortal, as long as the funding is endless.
Well, I'm not so sure all of us "know" that, by any means... A fundamental distinction between wood and plastic appears to be lost on you...

Dump a glass boat and a woodie side by side in a landfill, which do you suppose might still be recognizeable as a boat a century later? My money would be on the former...

No reason a Hinckley Bermuda 40 couldn't enjoy just as long a life as your Fife, and likely remain better suited to sailing beyond protected waters in her advanced age...

As long as "the funding is endless", of course... :-)
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