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Re: planning to buy: steel hull / wooden deck
IMO, there's nothing wrong with composite construction - Clipper Ships pioneered that idea centuries ago - so long as the deck is fastened to the frames properly, there should be no issues to speak of unless someone screwed something into the deck without sealing it properly.
Just make sure you look for deck leaks (with tell-tale rust trails) overhead when you're doing the inspection down below.
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 02-09-2014 at 11:05 PM.