Wooden boats are gorgeous. I've seen plenty of fiberglass/plastic boats that are gorgeous too. Recently someone showed me pics of a boat his brother built custom from metal. It too is a gorgeous boat.
There's more than one way to skin a cat. People who get into huge arguments over which is better have too much time on their hands. Sailing is about sailing, not the hull materials.
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A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why ships are built.
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