If the price differential is 150.000 euros, you could buy the wood composite boat and then a spare secondhand 40' boat to tow along behind just in case. If you're really concerned with hitting things, a watertight bulkhead (or two!) could be installed for a lot less than that.
Haven't heard of any engines blowing up recently, or of engine shrapnel sinking many boats since a fire sank an excursion steamer in Hell Gate (New York City) back in the late 1800's. What have you been reading?
Last edited by paulk; 03-08-2006 at 09:47 PM.
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