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post #2 of Old 03-27-2011
1968 Pearson Wanderer 30
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This subject can be highly polarizing. Some wooden boat "snobs" sneer at fiberglass/plastic boats; some modern GRP boat people think wooden boat sailors are masochistic nuts (and there's a kernel of truth to that).

I have an older (1968) fiberglass boat (Pearson Wanderer) and would love someday to have a cool wooden boat. But for now, it would be too much of a commitment. Heck, the Pearson is a huge commitment.

Your question is really very vague and general, though. When you say you're looking for "opinion," what are you looking for specifically? And when you say "wooden-hulled", that includes a whole lot of different types of construction.

- Bill T.
- Richmond, VA

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