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A couple quick thoughts here; first of all the Folkboats were built in both glass and wood. The wooden ones were stronger and had a higher ballast ratio, but they were more maintenance and are mostly quite long in the tooth. The various glass versions and adaptations are wonderful boats in many ways. I owned a lapstrake wooden Folkboat in the 1970''s it was a wonderful boat in almost all ways. That said they were cramped and had minimal carrying capcity by any reasonable standard.
The Triton was in no way related to the Folkboat. They began life as a CCA era race boats and have none of the balance and ease of handling of a Folkboat. They also lack the Folkboat''s large angle of positive stability. While Triton''s have done some wonderful voyages I would say that their success is despite the boat rather than because of it.