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We really don't know how long a GRP hull can last. They don't really rot. The older hulls, which were often laid up with far heavier schedules than newer boats may well last 70+ years. I don't think that is true of the newer, cored construction hulls—which are subject to far more forms of degradation than the older solid laminate hull are.
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